Kidnappers have released the mother of Bordeaux and Nigeria winger Samuel Kalu after holding her for nearly a week. Ozuruonye Juliet Kalu was seized from her car on February 27 as she travelled to her home in Abia state.
According to Abia state police spokesman, Godfrey Ogbona a sum of N3m was demanded for her release, but it is unclear if the money was paid, AFP quotes him as saying.
“She was released around midnight of 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.”