My Kidnappers Fed Me With Garri – Samson Siasia’s Mother
The mother of former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siaisa, Madam Beauty Ogere Siasia, has disclosed that the kidnappers who abducted her took care of her including feeding her with garri (cassava flour), Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report
Narrating her ordeal with the abductors after she was released from captivity on Sunday, September 29, Madam Ogere that the people who kidnapped her took care of her including buying drugs for her ill-health and providing food for her.
Spokesman for the Bayelsa State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) confirmed her release yesterday.
Shortly after her release, the family took Madam Ogere, who has a history of high blood pressure and was without her medication for over two months, for an immediate medical check-up.
It was the second time she was being kidnapped. The first time in November 2015, she was released after 12 days in captivity.
Around 2a.m on July 15, some armed men stormed her home in Odoni, Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
They took her away. They demanded ransom which her son did not have.
Madam Siasia said after whisking her away to an unknown place, her assailants fed her with garri and bought drugs for her.
Admitting that they “took care” of her by not beating her and sometimes preparing soup for everybody in their camp to eat
She said: “I was in my house when they came to kidnap me. They took me to their place. They took care of me. I was sick and they bought me drugs. They cooked and gave to me. They didn’t beat me. There were days that there was no food. Those days they drank garri and gave me garri to drink as well.
”Sometimes, they cooked soup, prepared garri and we ate. But on Sunday, they told me we had stayed for too long and they were tired of our problem. They carried us on a flying boat and dropped us in a village. I don’t know the name of the village.
”They carried us to their chairman’s place. I don’t know the man. But they called him Seifa. As I am talking to you, I am not well. Before they took me, I was ill. I wanted to go to the hospital”.
Yesterday, Bayelsa State Police Commissioner Uche Anozia visited Madam Siasia at her residence. Police spokesman Asimni Buswait said
”The police command wishes to inform the general public that Mrs Beauty Siasia, who was kidnapped on 15 July, has been released in the early hours of Sunday, Sept. 29,” the statement said.
The statement added that the victim was in a stable condition and had volunteered useful information that would assist the police in their investigation.
Meanwhile, the minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare has thanked God Almighty and all agencies who played various roles for the release of Madam Beauty Siasia, from kidnappers’ captivity.
Madam Siasia, aged 80 years was on July 15, 2019 kidnapped by unknown gunmen from her family home in Bayelsa State at about 2am.
Since that fateful day, the aged mother has been in the captivity of her abductors but was released on Sunday, September 29.
Reacting to her release, the minister thanked God the creator for her life and adding that he got in touch with Siasia who told him (minister) that they were in church for service.
“We thank God and all the agencies involved in the release of the mother of Samson Siasia’s mother from the kidnappers’ den. I got in touch with SiaSia and he is currently in the church for Sunday service,” the minister said.