Police apprehend captors

Obi Mikel's father released after kidnap

August 22, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
The kidnapped father of Chelsea's John Obi Mikel has been freed after his captors were located by police in Nigeria.

Michael Obi had been kidnapped on August 12 while on his way home from work in the central Nigerian city of Jos, but was found on on Monday in the northern city of Kano. Police arrested those suspected in the kidnapping.

His son's agents, SEM, released a statement on Twitter. "SEM are delighted to confirm, that earlier today Michael Obi called his family to ...

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