A former Super Eagles midfielder, Christian Obodo who was allegedly abducted on Sunday by unknown gunmen in Refinery Road, Effurun, Delta, has been released.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Delta Command, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya confirmed this to newsmen in a cell phone conversation on Monday in Warri.
But a close friend of the former Udinese midfielder, Big Sam, confirmed his release yesterday: “He (Obodo) has been released. He was released last night. I met him this morning. The town is becoming more unsafe. We are glad that he is back home.”
The 36-year-old was said to have stopped along the road to buy bananas when the hoodlums reportedly struck and whisked him to an unknown destination.
The player who made some 20 appearances for the Super Eagles, suffered same fate on 9th June 2012 when he was kidnapped in the state while on his way to church.
Delta State Police Command has clarified that the reported kidnapping of Obodo, was a case of armed robbery.