The mother of Nigeria’s Under-23 Coach, Samson Siasia, Madam Beauty Siasia, abducted by unknown gunmen from her home on November 16, has been released by her abductors.
According to reports, the 72-year-old mother of the former Nigerian striker regained her freedom at about 1.30 a.m.last Saturday, 12 days after her abduction.
She was said to have been abandoned on the popular East-West Road, the major gateway linking the South-South to other parts of the country.
It was further learnt that her captors abandoned her on the major road as they were allegedly being pursued by police operatives.
The abductors were said to have dumped their victim on the road as the police were closing in on them to avoid being apprehended.
It could not be established if ransom was paid before she was freed by her abductors but unconfirmed report said the kidnappers may have agreed to collect the N600,000 Siasia had agreed to pay as ransom.
Police authorities in the state confirmed the release of Madam Beauty Siasia.
Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Command, Mr. Asinim Butswat, claimed her release was due to a hot chase by operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the command.
Butswat said, “Madam Beauty was abandoned by her abductors along the East West Road, at about 0130 hrs, November 28, 2015, due to hot pursuit by the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Police Command.”