The father to Super Eagles captain, Pa Michael Obi, has opened up over his estranged relationship with his son, John Mikel Obi and his recent kidnapping .
Pa Obi unequivocally declared that there is no love lost between father and son anymore and lamented the frosty relationship existing between them to Blueprint Sport in Jos .
“As I learnt foreign journalists wrote against him that is very unfair that when his father was forcefully kidnapped in 2011, he did not bothered to come and see his father, to cry for the punishment his father received, just because of him,” he said.
According to him: “And this second one happened again, though he sent the money as Ebele told me, but that is not enough, he was on holidays in London, he not gone back to his club in China, that is why those people wrote against him.
He should rush into Jos and see his father.” He said: “For over five to six years this boy has not call me.
He normally talked with his mother on phone.
There is nothing that I have not done, but God has told me that I should not get annoyed with him otherwise something bad will happen.
“As long as I am seeing him on TV, news came that they gave him captain of Nigeria Super Eagles, no problem I was happy but the bad thing is that my son does not bothered to go and see his father.” Pa Obi said one or two days before the match against Iceland Mikel called him, asking him to pray for them, adding that Mikel did not directly called him but his mother gave him the phone that Chukwube has called.
“I used to tell my family to ask their brother Mikel Obi, what have I done to him, they told me that he used to tell them that at times he will picked his phone wanting to call me but something in his mind will tell him don’t do that,” he added.
Mr. Obi, stressed that while the likes of, Ahmad Musa, Onazi and others are coming home, rejoicing with their fathers and mothers, Mikel is not coming even when he visit the country.
On his recent kidnapping, the 74 years old transporter said that the kidnappers nearly killed him and his driver, in the bush having leaving them without food and water for many days.
He told Blueprint Sport in Jos that; “N10m was paid for my release,” contrary to some insinuation in certain quarters that nothing was giving to the kidnappers.
Mr. Obi said he was kidnapped at 9th Mile highway in Enugu, while he was going to his home town for a meeting