The mother of Super Eagles’ footballer, Samuel Kalu has been reportedly released by kidnappers days after her abduction.
It has been reported that kidnappers have released the mother of Bordeaux and Nigeria winger Samuel Kalu after holding her for nearly a week.
This was contained in a statement issued by the police in Abia on Tuesday.
Ozuruonye Juliet Kalu was seized from her car on February 27 as she travelled to her home in Abia state.
It was alleged the captors demanded three million naira for her release but it is still unknown whether the ransom was paid according to Abia state police spokesman Godfrey Ogbona.
“She was released around midnight (2300 GMT) on Monday and she has been reunited with her people,” he said.
“Circumstances surrounding her release has not been disclosed to me for now.
“But we are still investigating the incident in a bid towards ensuring that those who carried out the act are arrested and brought to book.”
Kalu made a breakthrough into Nigeria’s national side in October last year, shortly after joining French Ligue 1 side Bordeaux from Belgian outfit Gent.