Beaten mercilessly, kidnapped father of Chelsea star Obi Mikel rescued

   Aug 24, 5:16 pm

London, Aug.24 (ANI): The kidnapped father of Chelsea footballer John Obi Mikel has been rescued from his captors in Nigeria after being missing for ten days.

cording to the Daily Mail, Michael Obi, who runs a transport company, had not been seen or heard from since he failed to return home from work in Jos, the capital of Plateau State in central Nigeria, on August 12.

But Nigerian police said detectives traced the kidnappers to Kano, a sprawling city in northern Nigeria around 180 miles away from where he was snatched, and arrested the people responsible.ano state police paraded the alleged kidnappers shortly after they were arrested in a police raid on the house where they had held him.

Pictures released by Nigerian police showed Michael disheveled, tired and drawn, with his pink shirt torn at the lapel, but he is now safe.

He took part in a hastily arranged news conference at a police station in Kano, where six of his suspected kidnappers were paraded.

He revealed that he had been beaten mercilessly and kicked with boots. He said that five kidnappers were dressed in military uniforms. (ANI)

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