Concise News reports that the kidnappers had a bloody fall-out after one of them fled with the ransom received.
Police said in March that the kidnappers released Samuel Kalu’s mother after holding her for nearly a week.
Ozuruonye Juliet Kalu was seized from her car on February 27 as she travelled to her home in Abia state.
Reports say the kidnappers demanded three million Naira ($40,000, 35,000 euros) for her release. She was subsequently freed.
Now, fresh detail pops up.
One of the suspects (unnamed) can be seen in the confession video with investigators answering questions about criminal activities he has committed.
Going by the narration, five kidnappers carried out the abduction. And the suspect claims they collected two million naira ransom before releasing the woman.
During the time Ozuruonye Juliet Kalu was in captivity, Nigeria’s Sporting Life publication quoted the 21-year-old Bordeaux forward as saying the kidnappers initially demanded for three million Naira, then upped the demand to 15 million.
“We waited the whole night, we did not see her. The next morning they called again (saying) that they want more money, that the money was (being) given to another person,” he adds.
“Now they are asking for the ransom of N15 million.”
Kalu is currently with the Nigerian squad to Egypt 2019. The Super Eagles battle Tunisia next on Wednesday in an AFCON Third place match.
Watch confession video below: