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)

Proteas thrash Kiwis by 72 runs in second ODI to take unbeatable 2-0 series lead Oct 24, 3:53 pm
Wellington, Oct 24 (ANI): South Africa thrashed New Zealand by 72 runs in the second ODI at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui to take an unbeatable 2-0 series lead.
Full Story
Rodgers gives Balotelli until January to 'prove his worth' Oct 24, 2:30 pm
London, Oct 24 (ANI): Liverpool football team boss Brendan Rodgers has provided striker Mario Balotelli to prove his worth or the manager would have to accept that his 16 million pounds gamble has not worked out and use the January transfer window to buy a more reliable goal-scorer.
Full Story
Ex-Proteas skipper Wessels' bemused' with Ryder's situation involving participation in NZ squad Oct 24, 2:30 pm
Wellington, Oct 24 (ANI): Former South African captain Kepler Wessels is reportedly bemused with New Zealand Jesse Ryder's situation, as the all-rounder is 'too busy' to take part in domestic league and his involvement in the United Arab Emirates tour is yet to be discussed.
Full Story
Caterham may miss U.S. GP if team bosses cannot resolve dispute with administrators Oct 24, 2:17 pm
London, Oct 24 (ANI): Caterham Formula One team bosses have admitted that the team would struggle to race in next weekend's United States (U.S.) Grand Prix if they cannot resolve a dispute with administrators.
Full Story
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY