My abductors lost bet on Super Eagles vs Sierra Leone — Obodo

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Ex-Super Eagles midfielder, Christian Obodo, has spoken after his abduction along the Refinery Road, Warri, Delta State on Sunday.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Command, Onome Onovawakpoyeya, confirmed that Obodo kidnapped while buying bananas along the road.

Speaking after his release, the former Udinese star who has 21 caps for Nigeria, told Brila FM on Monday that his kidnappers had lost a bet on the Super Eagles.

Recall that Gernot Rohr’s gave away a four-goal lead against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone on Sunday as they played a 4-4 draw in the African Cup of qualifier.

“It really discomforting locked up in a hot car trunk for hours,” Obodo told Brila FM.

“The kidnappers were even telling me about how they lost money for placing bets on Nigeria score in the second half.

“They didn’t hurt me or intimidate me but I can’t understand the reason for anyone want to put me through this sort of thing over again.”

It’s the second time the former Udinese midfielder will be kidnapped by gunmen. He first abducted on June 9, 2012, on his way church in Effurun, Warri.

But the day after he taken, police tracked his abductors to Isoko, just outside Warri, where they found Obodo and arrested some suspects.

Meanwhile, the Super Eagles have a chance to bounce back as head to Freetown for a return leg against Sierra Leone on Tuesday.

The Nation