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Post by dostoevsky Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:18 pm

Surprised this hasn't been posted yet.

There are shock reports that Udinese midfielder Christian Obodo has been kidnapped while on vacation in Nigeria.

The 28-year-old international spent this season on loan at Lecce and was in Warri with his family when allegedly kidnapped this morning.

“Yes he has been kidnapped,” a Delta State government official was quoted as telling SuperSport.com.

“The details are still sketchy but I was told he was on his way to church this morning with his car that has registration number 'Obodo 5.'

“Apparently his car's registration may have attracted his kidnappers because he went clubbing last night in the same car.”

It’s believed his family is waiting anxiously to receive a ransom request.

Obodo has been playing in Italy since 2001, playing for Perugia, Torino, Lecce and Udinese.

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Police in Nigeria have confirmed Udinese and Lecce midfielder Christian Obodo was kidnapped, but they “hope to rescue him alive.”

The player was on his way to church in hometown Warri on Saturday morning when he was taken by a group of armed gunmen, who have since requested a ransom of €150,000.

“We confirm that Obodo was kidnapped yesterday in Effurum (near Warri). We are making all diligent efforts to ensure that he is rescued unhurt,” Delta State police spokesman Charles Muka told AFP.

“We are very hopeful that we will rescue him alive. We are working in combination with all other security agencies, including local vigilante groups and communities. We are combing everywhere.”

Police stated they aim to bring the 28-year-old Nigerian international back without paying the ransom money.

Obodo is owned by Udinese, but spent this season on loan at Lecce.

He becomes the first Nigerian football player to be abducted, as until now relatives of players tended to be kidnapped and later released, such as Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi’s father and Everton defender Joseph Yobo’s brother.
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Post by Forza Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:20 pm

affraid i've heard of this happening to players families, but never to players themselves
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Post by Abramovich Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:33 pm

Oh wow wtf :facepalm:
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Post by the xcx Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:35 pm

Same thing occurred to John Obi Mikel a year ago.
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Post by dostoevsky Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:36 pm

Nameless wrote:Same thing occurred to John Obi Mikel a year ago.

I believe that was his father, not Mikel himself?
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Post by the xcx Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:38 pm

dostoevsky wrote:
Nameless wrote:Same thing occurred to John Obi Mikel a year ago.

I believe that was his father, not Mikel himself?
yea but it was a kidnap and whoever took his father was a nigerian. So it might be connected.
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Post by Catracho Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:35 pm

yea makes plenty of sense...

"Has to be the same people who plotted against Obi Mikel's father, because they're Nigerian and kidnapped another Nigerian in the country of Nigeria..."

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Post by halamadrid2 Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:51 pm

they want $187500 from his family apparently
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Post by RedOranje Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:56 pm

That's an oddly specific number to request. That said, I do hope that he is returned safely and that the kidnappers are caught and give several life sentences.
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Post by VivaStPauli Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:06 pm

Calciopoli is getting more and more ridiculous.
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Post by dostoevsky Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:41 am

According to reports in Italy, Christian Obodo has been freed by his kidnappers in Nigeria after his family paid a €150,000 ransom.

The Udinese midfielder, who spent this season on loan at Lecce, was kidnapped in his hometown of Warri by a group of armed men on Saturday morning.

Today Nigerian police announced they were combing the area in a bid to find the player without requiring a ransom payment.

However, tonight Sky Sport Italia had word from Obodo’s agent Bruno Carpeggiani that the family agreed to pay the €150,000 ransom and secured his release.

The midfielder’s girlfriend confirmed the news by phone, assuring he was “free, in good condition and sitting next to me in the car. We paid a ransom.”

Other reports in the local media claim police freed Obodo, so no ransom was paid.

It’s believed the family was particularly anxious to resolve the matter peacefully, as Obodo was kidnapped on his way into church.

Today in Nigeria two church services were attacked by Boko Haram militants in the cities of Jos and Blu.
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Great news to hear if accurate.

Also LMAO Viva.
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Post by McLewis Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:58 am

Thank goodness he's all right. Terrible stuff, this.

Though, now I think this might be a two-edged sword. The kidnappers now know that all they have to do is kidnap a famous footballer and they're sure to get a good chunk of money out of it because his family will cave in to their threats. This might make them bolder and will ultimately put more Nigerian footballers and their families at risk in the long run.

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Post by Kick Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:43 am

What shocking news, I hope he is ok! and they catch the people who did it!
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Post by Cotes Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:53 pm

Not Udinese captain...Lecce's!
who wrote this article?

Also...hope he returns unharmed
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Post by VivaStPauli Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:13 pm

German newspapers report that they already caught some of the kidnappers, so apparently it wasn't really worth it. Good news for footballers, I guess.
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Post by dronte Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:56 pm

Cotes wrote:Not Udinese captain...Lecce's!
who wrote this article?

Also...hope he returns unharmed
He is loaned out to Lecce, officially he is an Udinese player.

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