Nigeria Captain Mikel Obi Reveals Kidnapping Of His Father During The WC! The former Chelsea midfielder has expressed his gratitude to the Nigeria Police Force following the rescue of his father from kidnappers on Monday.
Mikel’s father Pa Michael Obi, and his driver were traveling from Nigeria’s central region to the southeast of the country for a funeral when he got kidnapped.
The Nigerian Police revealed that the kidnappers demanded a ransom of 10 million Naira (R383k) to release his father a few hours before Nigeria faced Argentina in a crucial World Cup match in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Our men have rescued Pa Michael Obi, the father of the Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi.
He was kidnapped along Markurdi – Enugu expressway but we rescued him today 2nd July, 2018 around 14:00hrs at Egede in Udi LGA of Enugu State.
He is hale and hearty.
— EnuguStatePolice (@PoliceNG_Enugu) July 2, 2018