The Enugu State chapter of the Nigerian Police has confirmed the rescue of Pa Michael Obi and his driver, Ishaya John, after he was kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Friday, June 29.
The Father of the Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi was rescued by the police on Monday around 2.30pm in Egede Udi forest of Enugu State. Pa Michael Obi and his driver were abducted along Markurdi Enugu road on Friday afternoon while he was on his way from Jos and then taken to an unknown destination. He was in his grey coloured Toyota Prado jeep with registration number MUS 604CG.
A police statement released on Monday said,
“The abductors then started calling the families to demand a ransom of N10 million but the operatives acting on intelligence information swooped on them. A gun duel ensued which forced the hoodlums to abandon their victims inside the forest and they were promptly rescued,”
In his reaction, Pa Michael Obi heaped praise on the response and efforts of the police which led to their rescue, noting that he is alive and healthy. A team of doctors from the police medical unit later conducted a medical check on Pa Michael Obi at the office of the commissioner of police and confirmed that he was healthy.
Pa Obi and the driver have since rejoined their family.