12 days after Mrs Ogere Siasia, the mother of Nigeria U23 coach Samson Siasia was abducted by unknown gunmen in Bayelsa State, the 72 year-old has been released. She regained her freedom around 10:30 pm last night after the sum of N600, 000 was paid. The amount her abductors initially requested for was N150 million, it was brought down to N50 million then N32 million before they agreed to take N600,000.

“I sincerely thank the Nigeria Police and the DSS (Department of State Services) for their efforts in ensuring that Mama was finally released by her captors.My elder brother Samson Siasia was very happy to receive the news of Mama’s release and I think this will help a great deal in Samson’s concentration to the task ahead.”
The coach’s sibling, Dennis Siasia disclosed to goal.com.