by Akintomiwa Agbaje
On his way back from church on Monday, kidnappers abducted the 83-year-old father of a former Super Eagles player, Chikelue Iloenyosi, in Njikoka Local Government, Anambra State.
Witnesses say that the abductors blocked and extracted him from Chikelue father’s car before speeding off in another car
Ex-Super Eagles player, Iloenyosi has confirmed the development.
The Citizen reports:
He said, “I received a telephone call from the village that my father had been kidnapped. Later we were able to recover his vehicle, but my father’s telephone was switched off for the rest of the day. It was the following day that the kidnappers called with their demand of N50m.”
He said the family was still meeting to plan the next cause of action, while negotiation was ongoing with the kidnappers.
The former Nigerian defender said the incident was more painful as his father’s twin brother had only recently died.
“We have been begging these kidnappers but they have been threatening to kill my father if we did not pay. That money is just too much,” he said. – Punch.