‘Parents of abducted Lagos pupils pay N31m ransom’

Parents of six abducted pupils of Lagos State Model College, Igbonla Epe have paid N31 million as ransom, Punch reports.

According to the newspaper, some parents took the money to an undisclosed place and paid in two tranches.

The pupils have however not been released, 53 days after they were abducted from school.

A source told Punch that the parents paid the ransom, stating that the kidnappers promised to release them last Sunday.

A source said, “We don’t know what else these people want. The parents are stranded. The first time, three parents met with them somewhere and gave them N10m.

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“They demanded another N21m ransom. The parents took the money to the place and gave it to some gang members. They told the parents that they had done all the necessary things and promised to release the children in the next two days. They have been expecting the children since last week.”

A parent of one of the children said the kidnappers confirmed that the ransom was complete but have failed to release the pupils.

“We gave them N31m cash. We didn’t send it through a third party and they confirmed the money was complete. They promised to release our children soon.

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“We were confused when we heard that they demanded another N1.5m before the children could be released,” the parent added.

Recall that the kids were kidnapped three days after the gunmen notified the school management of their plans.

They had picked 10 students but later released 4, after screening them with family background.

The six pupils identified as Peter Jonah, Isiaq Rahmon, Adebayo George, Judah Agbausi, Pelumi Philips and Farouq Yusuf were whisked away in a speedboat.

Comments (2)

  1. You are right John.Our leaders will do all they can if it concerns them or their family.God will deliver us and I pray that God will bring these children back safely.

  2. John Dahunsi

    Meeen, Ambode, you mess up big time on this one. All your grandoise achievemnts come to nothing in the face of this tragedy. Correct me if i am wrong but i am convinced that those kids would have been released if one of them were your child or relation.

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