According to reports, four pupils, a teacher and the Vice-Principal of Lagos State Junior Model College, Igbonla, Epe area, who were kidnapped by gunmen about a week ago, have regained their freedom.
The Punch gathered that they regained their freedom on Tuesday around 11pm.
It was also learnt that they were all released without ransom except for the family of the schoolboy – who reportedly fell sick – who paid a ransom of N1m on Tuesday afternoon.
A source who seemed to know a lot on the matter, had earlier said:
“The men called on Saturday and Sunday and told us that one of the boys was sick. They said his temperature was high. They called one of the relations of the pupil and wanted to know the drug they could use for him. We have been begging them to let go of the pupil. But they assured the family that they had arranged someone to treat him. On the negotiation of ransom, the family members are begging them to reduce the N5m ransom. But the kidnappers have yet to agree.”
“One of the parents is begging for N1m, but the gunmen want them to add a little more. The sick boy is suspected to have malaria, although no test can be conducted in the hideout to ascertain that.”
However, the confirmation was made by the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command on its Twitter page.
— Rapid Response Squad (@rrslagos767) October 11, 2016
Also, one of the parents confirmed that his son had reunited with him.
More details to be added as the story develops…