The Chief Coach of Dream Team VI, Samson Siasia has cried out that he is gradually losing hope on the release of his mother since those who are supposed to take the matter very seriously have not even deemed it fit to contact him or his family on the issue.
Speaking to the Nation, Siasia said the abductors of his mother, Madam Beauty Ogere Siasia, are still insisting that he must cough out N150m if he wants to see her again.
“My friend as I speak with you my faith in getting my mother released from the kidnappers’ den is fast diminishing because those that supposed to handle the matter since I am on national duty seems not to be concerned at all.
My family contact that is discussing with the kidnappers is still discussing with them and they have not changed their position on the N150 million ransom request. But all my hope is in God Almighty to touch the hearts of the kidnappers to free my mum.
My State government has not said anything about the matter and the worst scenario is that the National Sports Commission, led by the Minister of Youths and Sports Solomon Dalung and the Director General of the NSC Mallam Al-Hassan Yakmut has not called me or any member of my family to identify with us in this our trying period. I am not happy at all. It is very sad”, Siasia told NationSport yesterday morning from Gambia.
I have not yet had anything from the Federal Government on what they are trying to do to rescue my mother. At least everybody knows that I am on national duty and I am very worried about my mother while here in Gambia. I have not heard anything and I want to know what they are doing on my behalf”, Siasia cried out.
Samson Siasia’s junior brother Moses Siloko Siasia who is also one of the Governorship candidates for the forthcoming Bayelsa State’s elections also revealed to NationSport yesterday that the Federal Government and Bayelsa State Government have allegedly abandoned his family on this matter.
“The Governor of Bayelsa State Seriake Dickson has not called any member of the family nor any of his aides have done so at least to show love, affection and identify with us and also proffer ways of solving this problem. It’s only the DSS (Department of Stare Services) that have come to our aid that have been assisting us”, the People’s Democratic Movement Gubernatorial flag bearer for Bayelsa also disclosed.