The abductors of Samson Siasia’s mother, Mrs Beauty Ogere Siasia about 16 days ago have now reduced their asking price for the release of the 79-year-old woman.
The kidnappers initially demanded for a ransom of N70m, but have now asked the family to pay N50m even as the whereabouts of the victims remain unknown.
Samson Siasia’s, a former Super Eagles striker and coach, and his family were understood to have pleaded with his mother’s abductors to accept N500, 000, explaining he has been out of job for sometime now.
The 79-year old Beauty Ogere Siasia was kidnapped 16 days ago alongside 65-year old Florence Donana and her 17-year old grand daughter.
The victims were taken away from their Odoni community, in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, on July 15 at about 2am.
Siasia, however, begged the kidnappers to set his aged mother free unconditionally saying he was out of job and had no such money to pay them.
The family member raised concerns over the health of Ogere given the rainy season and extremely cold weather.
The Bayelsa State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Butswat Asinim, assured that the police were working seriously on the matter.