The ransom of Samson Siasia’s mother, Mrs Beauty Ogere Siasia has been reduced from N70million to N50million by her abductors.
Shortly after his 79-year-old mother was kidnapped, Siasia, a former Super Eagles striker and coach, and his family reportedly begged her abductors to accept N500, 000, explaining he has been out of job for sometime now.
Siasia’s mother was kidnapped more than two weeks ago alongside 65-year old Florence Donana and her 17-year old grand daughter.
They were reportedly taken away from their Odoni community, in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, on July 15 at about 2 a.m and their current location remains unknown.
Latest reports claim that, “The kidnappers have reduced the ransom from N70m to N50m without consideration to the health of the woman.
“The family offered to pay N500,000 to secure the freedom of the woman but the kidnappers rebuffed the offer saying it was too small,” a Siasia family member said.
“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.
However, the Bayelsa State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Butswat Asinim, says all is being done to see that the victims saved.