Kidnappers of Lagos Principal, Students issue 48 hrs ultimatum

Ebun Francis

The gunmen who abducted the vice principal, a teacher and students of Lagos State Junior Model College, Igbonla, Epe,  have given their families 48 hours to pay the ransoms placed on them. This is against the backdrop of the news that the health condition of the schoolboy, reported to be sick, had worsened.

A source said the kidnappers gave them a 48-hour ultimatum to pay, as the condition of the sick schoolboy had worsened.

According to him, “The men called on Monday and said they gave the family till Wednesday to pay the ransom. While the family members begged them, the kidnappers let them realise that the health of the boy had worsened, but they would not release him without a good ransom. They had come down from N3.5m to N1m ransom.

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“The boy’s family has been able to raise some money and they were begging the gunmen to accept what they had. I hope the kidnappers will have mercy and consider the condition of the sick pupil, and let him go.”

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said in a text message circulated to media houses on Monday that rescue operation for the victims was in progress.