The footballer, who was kidnapped Saturday morning in Warri, was traced to Isoko, just outside Warri, Delta State.
Report says several arrests were made in the operation carried out at Emevor in Isoko North Local Government Area of the State.
The state Police Spokesman, Mr Charles Muka said the footballer was rescued unhurt and that no ransom was paid to the kidnappers as they had demanded.
Obodo, who plays for Italian club side, Udinese, but currently on loan to Lecce football club was said to have arrived the country few weeks ago after the conclusion of the Serie A season. The Italy based midfielder was driving in his car with a customised plate number ‘Obodo 5’ when the kidnappers crossed his car and forcibly took him away.
Obodo’s brother, Kenneth Obodo, who is also a footballer in Italy and is currently in Nigeria, was quoted by Sunday afternoon before the rescue operation by Italian news agency ANSA as saying, “Christian is fine. We are in touch with the kidnappers, who want some money.
“We can’t give them more than 100,000 euros. Unfortunately these things happen in our country.”