Abuja – The Nigeria Football Federation has called on the
Police to intensify search for the wife of Super Eagles midfielder Fegor Ogude,
who was kidnapped at the family’s house in Warri, Delta State on Monday night.
Gunmen reportedly stormed the Ogudes’ residence and took
away the wife of the Russia –based player – a member of Nigeria’s 2013 Africa
Cup of Nations - winning squad
“I am calling on the Nigeria Police to please expedite
action with regards to the search for Fegor’s wife. The player is very, very
worried in Russia where he is based and he can no longer concentrate on his
professional duties,” NFF president Amaju Pinnick said in a press statement.
“Fegor Ogude served this country meritoriously and was in
the Super Eagles team that brought glory to Nigeria at the 2013 Africa Cup of
Nations. I am making a special appeal to the Police to intensify the search for
Mrs Maimunat Ogude, but I also call on the kidnappers to consider Fegor’s
contributions to Nigeria football and release his wife immediately, hale and
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On Thursday, when Fegor Ogude spoke to thenff.com from his
base in Russia, he was a very disturbed man.
“I am very worried. The kidnappers have not made any contact
with any member of the family and this is three days after. I am very anxious
that nothing untoward should happen to my wife.”
Reports said the gunmen threw Fegor’s children out of the
car and drove away with his wife. The car has since been recovered, but the
whereabouts of Mrs Maimunat Ogude remains unknown.For
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