Abductors of the principal of Auga community grammar school, his vice and two teachers have demanded the sum of thirty five million naira as ransom for their release.
Niger Delta Connect had reported that, the principal, Joshua Adeyemi, his vice, Ifedayo Yesufu and three teachers namely Bukola Oloyede, Funmilayo Adagunodo and Blessing Okeke were kidnapped on Thursday evening while travelling on the Auga-Ise road in Akoko East Local Government Area of Ondo State.
However, Okeke was later released because she was heavily pregnant.
Niger Delta Connect gathered that, wife of the principal, Helen Adeyemi confirmed that the abductors contacted the family through a phone call, demanding a sum of N35million naira before his husband and the three others could be released.
Helen appealed to the kidnappers to free her husband and the other abductors unconditionally as their demand was too outrageous and unaffordable for the affected families.
The situation has caused panic among residents of Auga Akoko while the monarch of Auga, Oba Samuel Agunloye promised that the community would work in collaboration with security agencies to ensure that the abducted workers were released.
Meanwhile reacting, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Funmilayo Odunlami said police are doing everything possible to ensure the release the victims.
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This is coming two days after unknown gunmen have abducted a three year-old girl at Onward area, in Akure the Ondo State capital.
It was gathered that the girl was inside her mother’s car with another sibling coming from a church Programme around FUTA north gate.
Narrating the incident, the mother of the kidnapped girl, Taiwo Fasina said the suspected kidnappers numbering two, took the girl away at gunpoint when she was about to enter the gate to her residence.
The incident occurred around 8pm on Wednesday night at second army barrack gate, along Ondo road Akure.
Fashina said, “As I was getting home from church, my children went to open the gate for me. When we got there, we did not see anybody until we entered the compound. I even thought they were the vigilantes. They asked me to give them the car key, I gave them. On getting down, they threatened to shoot me if I didn’t give them the car key.
“I gave them the car key. They asked for my money, they picked the bag themselves and took all the money. They asked me to lie on the ground so I could not look up, but faintly I saw one of them carrying something, but I just thought they were carrying a bag and I didn’t know whether it was my baby girl they carried.
“They used mask to cover their noses and mouths and asked me not to shout. They didn’t go with the car, they only went with the car key. I was calling Mary, where are you? I then noticed that I didn’t see the girl, that was when I started shouting and people came around.
“A neighbor coming and an Okada rider followed them, shouting ‘thief thief’ but they had gone far. They came with a Mercedes Benz car without number plate.”