Gunmen who abducted Beauty Siasia, the mother of former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia, have reduced their demand from N70m to N50m as they negotiate the release of the 76-year-old, Sports Extra has reliably gathered.
Siasia’s mother was kidnapped by unidentified armed men on July 15, alongside 65-year-old Florence Donana and her 17-year-old granddaughter from her home in Odoni, Sagbama Local Government of Bayelsa State.
In a chat with Sports Extra, Samson Siasia praised the Nigeria Police Force for their efforts but pleaded that they intensified their efforts towards the release of his mother.
“They have made contact with us and they have told us what they want. They should know I retired long ago.
“The kidnappers have reduced the ransom from N70m to N50m without consideration to the health of the woman.
“I can’t match the fresh demands of N50m, I just urge them to be considerate. They have mothers as well.
“The Police and other security agencies are doing a great job but my mother is still out there,” Siasia said.
Sports Extra gathered that Siasia’s family offered the kidnappers N500, 000 for the release of their mother but it was rebuffed.
The family member raised concerns over the health of Ogere given the rainy season and extremely cold weather.
“We are begging the abductors to set our mother free. We don’t have the kind of money they are asking for. They should please respect the age of the woman and release her,” he appealed.
The Bayelsa State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Butswat Asinim, assured that the police were working seriously on the matter. The whereabouts of the victims remain unknown.