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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Family of abducted sick Lagos schoolboy pays N1m ransom

The family of one of the four pupils of Lagos Junior Model College, Igbonla, Epe, Lagos State, who was reported to have fallen sick in kidnappers’ den, paid N1m ransom on Tuesday.




A source close to the family, who confirmed the development to PUNCH Metro, said the family expected the boy to be released.
The victims, who comprised four pupils –Okonkwo Emmanuel, Isaac Adebisi, Abu and Jeremiah – an English Language/Civic Education teacher, Lukman Oyerinde, and the Vice-Principal, A.O. Oyesola, were kidnapped on Thursday.

The attackers on Thursday, October 6, at about 8am, stormed the school premises while the junior school was rounding off the morning prayers.

Punch had reported that the assailants, from Friday to Sunday, continued to call the families of the victims to negotiate the ransoms from N5m to N3.5m and then to N1m for each victim.

The gunmen on Saturday had also fired a warning gunshot on the telephone, while ordering the family of one of the victims to hasten on the ransom.
On Sunday, they had called again to inform the family of the schoolboy that their son had fallen sick.

PUNCH Metro had reported on Tuesday that the kidnappers had called the family that the pupil’s health had deteriorated, adding that his ransom had to be paid urgently.
It was learnt on Tuesday that the family of the schoolboy, who fell sick in the kidnappers’ hideout, had taken N1m to a place of agreement.

The place was not disclosed 
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The source told punch that the family members were awaiting the return of the schoolboy.
She said, “The ransom was paid on Tuesday. But he has not been released. There is a rumour that he will be back tomorrow (Wednesday). The family members paid N1m ransom. They took the money to the agreed location which was not disclosed as ordered by the gunmen.
“The relations had earlier offered a swap of the sick boy with a relation, begging the kidnappers that they were concerned about his deteriorating health, but the kidnappers had declined the offer.”


Punch learnt from another source that the victims in the kidnappers’ hideout were more than the four pupils, the teacher and the VP, as three other residents in the Ikorodu and Epe areas were reportedly abducted on Friday and Saturday.



37 comments:

  1. Kidnapping is increasing daily.

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  2. Quite sad.I just observed that the case of kidnapping all over the country has gone up since Buhari took over.

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    1. Ambode failed Lagos,no security again in this city

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  3. Lord have mercy on ur children. Let your will be done

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  4. Daveen Laundry and Drycleaning Services, Ajah, Lagos. 09072092853. Free home pick up and delivery.12 October 2016 at 06:41

    The security operatives should fish out these unscrupulous elements already. If this issue of abductions and kidnappings were addressed earlier enough it wouldn't have degenerated to what it is today. The Ransome paid should aid the security operatives on how to apprehend the criminals.
    I sincerely hope he will be released before his medical conditions is worsened.
    No one and no place is safe in Nigeria anymore...such a pity.

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  5. Now this is serious.
    My heart and prayers goes out to the poor boy and everyone in their custody. May we all not be victims of human error
    I know some will blame government for this but stuff like this happens in developed countries as well, difference is they will fish their location out and send them all to jail

    MrsBee

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    1. The difference is that over there,they go extra miles to rescue this people and ensure it does not happen again. But here our police stands by the corner and ensure that the ransome is being paid,and that this people continue in their crime.
      Police are paid to ensure security and not to sit down in their offices doing nothing.

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    2. They go extra miles to rescue is very correct but ensuring it doesn't happen again? If indeed that can been ensured it wouldn't happen anymore in other countries. The heart of man is wicked, Nigerians can use the system as an excuse for evil but other countries have such people who they believe is either influenced by drugs, emotional or psychological trauma.

      MrsBee

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  6. Before any kidnap an insider us always involved.Keep your circle small and your mouth shut and treat every Obe around you as a potential suspect especially if you are comfortable .I can be chatting with you and be timing myself for the next flight to a different time zone and you will never know cause I fit zap with ordinary flip flops and handbag .No time.The days are evil

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    1. Crime is on the increase daily, kidnapping is so rampant now even the common man has not been left out, they even kidnap for as low as N50k these days; security agents??? they could care less, they only scramble to to get noticed when a very rich person is involved.

      God protect those kids pls...

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  7. OMG.. This is horrible. I can't imagine what their family members will be going through.. God save this country!

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  8. Ikorodu and Epe?
    Ikorodu bvs, be prayerful ooo
    Una know unaself..

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  9. May the kidnappers be caught IJN..i cant imagine the emotions stress these families would be going thru...Stella good morning.i hope u slept well

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  10. May thunder fire those Kidnappers wicked people.

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    1. Stop it. End time kidnappers is more like it.

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  12. Kai, in this harsh economy?? May it not be well with them.. all these wicked people making these bulk cash in this manner, while hard workers languish in poverty must be visited by God's anger

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  13. The horror!
    I Cant believe this is playing out in real life!
    Can't believe what these holigans have turned our country to!

    God pls keep all of them safe. And protect us and our loved ones from evil people.

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    1. And Amen!

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  14. May God deliver our country

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  15. Kidnapping is on the increase
    May God keep us, our family and loved ones from the evil we know not

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  16. this is terrible! why do some people enjoy inflicting pain on others. Pls BVs lets try living a low profile life mostly in our neighbourhood we don't know who is watching.

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  17. I just pray they release the boy, so that the family will start treatment immediately

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  18. This is soo heartbreaking,,Nigeria is turning into something else,lord please save your children. My prayers goes to the people involved may they be released without any scratch.

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  19. Dear Lord,
    Please protect these children shield all our children from the eyes of the evil ones
    As for the kidnappers please deal with them how you dealt with pharaoh and his cohorts

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  20. I hope & pray the boy is still alive! Why are they taking time in releasing the school pupils? After all they gotten their payment! Oh God, what's going on in this country of ours?

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  21. God pls protect ur children frm evil people.

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  22. This is just sooo heartbreaking,
    I pray he returns back to his family alive.
    God pls protect us from all evil

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  23. It breaks my heart when ever i hear kidnap...God have mercy

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