Kidnappers of 79 year old Beauty Siasia are yet to be apprehended. Meanwhile a demand of 50 million naira (N50,000,000) ransom has been made to the family to effect her release by the abductors. Mrs. Beauty Siasia is the mother of ex-International footballer and onetime super eagles coach Samson Siasia.
She was kidnapped by unidentified armed men on July 15, alongside 65-year-old Florence Donana and her 17-year-old granddaughter from her home in Odoni, Sagbama Local Government of Bayelsa State.
The kidnappers who are said to have earlier asked for a 70million naira ransom before releasing their hostages reduced their demand to 50 million naira in a tough bargain with negotiators.
Mr. Samsom Siasia recently pleaded with the Nigeria Police to redouble their effort to rescue his mother and the other victims. He commended their effort so far and ask for them to be relentless untill the release is secured.
A local media source quoted Mr. Siaisia as saying:
“They have made contact with us and they have told us what they want. They should know I retired long ago.
“I can’t match their fresh demands of N50m, I just urge them to be considerate. They have mothers as well. The Police and other security agencies are doing a great job but my mother is still out there.”
Meanwhile Police Command in Bayelsa State has said that its personnel are working round the clock to ensure that the kidnapped mother of Samson Siasia, Nigeria’s former Super Eagles player, is rescued from her captors.
As at the time of filling this report Mrs. Siasia has been in the abductors den for 15 days.