Conflicting reports over rescue of Super Eagles midfielder, Christian Obodo

Conflicting reports over rescue of Super Eagles midfielder, Christian Obodo

There are conflicting reports over Sunday’s rescue of Super Eagles and Udinese midfielder, Christian Obodo, from a den of suspected kidnappers in Emevor, Delta State.
While the Delta State Police Command claims to have rescued Obodo from the hideout, the town’s vigilance group said it actually carried out the job.
Obodo was kidnapped in front of a church at New Layout, Effurun near Warri on Saturday morning by a gang of four men.
The gang had reportedly been trailing him after he spent Friday night at a club in Warri.
The spokesman for the state police command, Charles Miuka, had told journalists that a combined team of policemen and soldiers traced the footballer to the den, rescued him and arrested eight suspected kidnappers.
This was corroborated by the state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Chike Ogeah.
However, a member of the Emevor Vigilance Squad told journalists that Obodo had sneaked out of a restaurant where he was taken to for dinner by the kidnappers before shouting for help.
The source said the kidnappers had kept Obodo in a forest after seizing him from Effurun.
He said the footballer’s cry attracted villagers, who drew the attention of the vigilance group.
The group rescued him and handed him over to the police, the source said.