Abductors of Beauty Ogere, the mother of a former skipper and Coach of the Super Eagles, Samson Siasia, have released one of their victims, Florence Donana.
The 66-year-old Donana was abducted on July 15, the same day Siasia’s mother was kidnapped at Odoni community, Sagbama Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.
Donana was abducted alongside her 17-year-old granddaughter by the hoodlums, who first broke into the family house of Siaisia to seize Ogere at 2 am.
But it was gathered that about 50 days after the incident and following prolonged negotiations between the families of the victims and the hoodlums, the kidnappers only released Donana, whose family paid some ransom.
He said the kidnappers collected the money, held the ransom payer captive and released only the aged Mrs Donana.
Two days after the incident, the kidnappers established contacts with Siasia’s family and demanded N70m to set the victims free.
Siasia, however, begged the kidnappers to set his aged mother free unconditionally saying he was out of a job and had no such money to pay them.
But a family member said the kidnappers brought down the ransom from N70m to N50m without consideration to the health of the woman.