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Kidnappers release former Super Eagles star, Obodo in Delta


Former Super Eagles player, Christian Obodo, who was abducted on Sunday evening, in Delta has regained his freedom.

According to reports, Obodo was kidnapped along Refinery road in Effurun, Uvwie council area about 5pm on Sunday.

But he was reportedly released on Sunday night.

Confirming his release, Monday morning, a friend of the football star, Engr. Big Sam, said: “He 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 his abductors struck and took him to an unknown destination.

Obodo was said to have paid an undisclosed amount as ransom to secure his release.

When contacted, the Delta Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, confirmed his abduction Sunday evening but could not disclose whether he had been released.

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