Siasia’s Mum Regains Freedom after 75 Days in Captivity


Madam Beauty Siasia, the abducted mother of a former coach of the Super Eagles, Samson Siasia, has regained freedom after 75 days in captivity.

The 78-year-old woman was freed in the early hours of Sunday, according to a family source who pleaded anonymity.

The Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Bayelsa State Police Command, Mr Asmini Butswait, also confirmed her release to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa.

The police spokesman said some personnel of the command had been sent to visit the victim, adding that a statement would be issued afterward.

Some armed men had, around 2 a.m on July 19, kidnapped the septuagenarian from her home in Odoni, Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

Her abduction was the second in three years as she had earlier been kidnapped in November 2015 and released after 12 days in captivity.

The former Super Eagles coach had repeatedly made series of appeal for the release of his mother while in captivity until she was finally freed on Sunday.(NAN)