Abductors of Mrs Beauty Ogere Siasia, mother to the former Super Eagles striker and coach, Samson Siasia, have reduced their ransom demand for her release to N50million from the initial N70million.
79-year-old Beauty Ogere Siasia was kidnapped 16 days ago alongside 65-year-old Florence Donana and her 17-year-old granddaughter in Bayelsa.
The victims were taken away from their Odoni community, in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, on July 15 at about 2 a.m.
Samson Siasia and his family were reported to have pleaded with his mother’s abductors to accept N500, 000, explaining that he had been out of a job for some time now.
A Siasia family member said that, “the kidnappers have reduced the ransom from N70m to N50m without consideration to the health of the woman.
“The family offered to pay N500,000 to secure the freedom of the woman but the kidnappers rebuffed the offer saying it was too small.”
The family member raised concerns over the health of Ogere given the rainy season and extremely cold weather.
“We are begging the abductors to set our mother free. We don’t have the kind of money they are asking for. They should please respect the age of the woman and release her,” he appealed.
The Bayelsa State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Butswat Asinim, assured that the police were working seriously on the matter.
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