Police rescues Mikel Obi’s father from kidnappers
According to the spokesman of the Enugu State police command Ebere Amaraizu via a statement on Monday, the police in a coordinated operation rescued Mr. Obi alongside his driver and one Ishaya John around 2:30pm on Monday.
Amaraizu said a Mr. Obi’s Toyota Prado jeep was also rescued by the command’s operatives from the 9th mile division.
“It was gathered that Michael Obi and his driver were abducted along Makurdi-Enugu Road on June 29 in the afternoon on his way from Jos in his grey-coloured Toyota Prado jeep with registration number: MUS 604 CG and taken to an unknown destination through the thick forest part of the area,” he said.
“It was further gathered that the abductors started calling to demand a ransom of N10 million before police operatives acted on intelligence information and swooped on them.
“In the process of the rescue, a gun duel ensued between police operatives and the kidnappers which forced the hoodlums to abandon their victims inside the forest and they were promptly rescued.’’
Amaraizu said Obi extolled the efforts of the police which led to their rescue.
“I am happy with the police operatives’ performance,” he was quoted to have said.
“I am alive and healthy. I thank the commissioner of police and the police operatives for their efforts which led to our rescue.”
Mikel Obi’s father has been previously kidnapped in 2011 as he travelled home from work in Jos, Plateau state capital.