Saturday, June 9, 2012
Christian Obodo, Super Eagles midfielder Kidnapped This Morning
Four unidentified gunmen have abducted
Super Eagles midfielder Christian Obodo.
Obodo was kidnapped early Saturday
morning in front of a church in Effurun,
Warri, Delta State by four gunmen.
The midfielder was driving in the car with a
customised plate number ‘Obodo 5′ around
9.20a.m on Jakpa Road when the
kidnappers blocked his car and seized him.
His abductors were said to have tailed the
footballer after he reportedly went to a club
in Warri Friday night.
The gunmen left his car in front of the
church at New Layout, Effurun and took him
away in their own car.
A top official of the Delta State government
who plead anonymity confirmed the
unfortunate incident to SuperSports.
“Yes he has been kidnapped. The details are
still sketchy but I was told he was on his
way to church this (Saturday) morning with
his car that has registration number ‘Obodo
“Apparently his car’s registration may have
attracted his kidnappers because he went
clubbing last (Friday) night in the same car,”
the government official said.
There has been no word yet from the
Christian Obodo’s kidnap is the first high-
profile footballer abduction in the country.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 3:49 PM