Bordeaux and Super Eagles winger Samuel Kalu can now heave a sigh of relief following news of the release of his mother, Ozuruonye Juliet Kalu on Tuesday.
On the 27th of February, Juliet Kalu was taken from her car while she was on her way to her home in Abia.
While reacting, the 21-year-old footballer says he has received a ransom demand of 15 million naira (36 600 euros), after he had paid 3 million naira.
“She was released around midnight (2300 GMT) of Monday and she has been reunited with her people,” Abia state police spokesman Godfrey Ogbona said.
“Circumstances surrounding her release has not been disclosed to me for now.
“But we are still investigating the incident in a bid towards ensuring that those who carried out the act are arrested and brought to book.”
Kalu made a breakthrough into Nigeria’s national side in October last year, shortly after joining Ligue 1 side Bordeaux from Belgian outfit Gent.