Christian Obodo, has been released after he was abducted by assailants along Refinery Road, Warri in Delta State on Sunday.
The 2006 AFCON bronze medallist revealed he was locked up in a car trunk for hours and robbed by the kidnappers.
Obodo told Brila FM:
“It was really discomforting locked up in a hot car trunk for hours. “The kidnappers were even telling me about how they lost money for placing bets on Nigeria to score in the second half.
“They didn’t hurt me or intimidate me but I can’t understand the reason for anyone to want to put me through this sort of thing over again.”
Kidnappers locked me up in car trunk for hours —Obodo https://t.co/NP9VTpfNwG
— Punch Newspapers (@MobilePunch) November 16, 2020
The former Udinese star was first abducted on June 9, 2012, on his way to church in Effurun, Warri.
But police tracked Obodo’s abductors to Isoko where they found the midfielder and arrested some suspects.
The 36-year-old played the larger part of his career in Italy including spells wit Perugia, Fiorentina, Udinese, Torino and Lecce.