Former Super Eagles player and coach, has noted with frustration the manner in which the kidnap of his mother and two other relations has been treated. He called out the Federal and Bayelsa State authorities for treating his mother’s condition with levity.
His mother Mrs. Betty Ogere was kidnapped on July 15. It is now two months and ten days. She was at her Odoni residence in Sagbama, Bayelsa State when the incident occurred.
The 76-year old was previously kidnapped in November 2015 and regained her freedom just 13 days later.
Siasia lashed out at Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa State governor, over his nonchalant attitude towards the abduction of his mother.
“I feel abandoned. I am on my own,” he said.
“Bayelsa state government is not doing anything. I am so disappointed with the governor.
“I think he doesn’t care about anybody in Bayelsa State. He has not called me or ask me any question concerning the kidnap of my mother. That’s so sad.
“When Timipre Silva was there, we had a good governor and I am not scared of saying it to his face that he is not a good governor.
“Something is going on in his state and he can not even do something about it. He has not said a word till today as we speak.
“Federal government has not done anything too. I went to pay the minister of youth and sports development a visit, he was on seat but sent a message across that he will call me later because he was attending to some other people.
“He has not called me back until now.”
Despite paying N1.5 million naira ransom fee to kidnappers in Bayelsa for the release of his mother three weeks ago, Siasia said his mother has yet to be to released.
“My cousin’s mother-in-law was also abducted from the beginning. For the past two months, my mother has been there.
“So, about three weeks ago we sent someone with 1.5million which they agreed to accept. And when he got there, they said we are playing with them.
“They released my cousin’s mother-in-law. So, it was like a swap. So, the guy is there now. With this development, we don’t even trust them with whatever they are saying anymore.
“I am appealing to the government of Nigeria to do something about it but if they don’t want to help, I am appealing to every Nigerian out there to help me.” Additional reporting from The Cable.