By FEMI SALAWU
Distressed parents of the three kidnapped kids belong to the Orekoyas in Surulere, Lagos have not recieved a fresh threat of losing their kids in 24 hours if they don’t pay N13bmillion.
This is the third day after the three kids were whisked to an unknown destination by their nanny. The kids include boys namely; Aderomola (11 months old), Adedamola (four years old), Demola (six years old).
Sources said that the nanny had barely been in the family’s employ for 24 hours after her service was secured via ecommerce platform, Olx.
The nanny identified as Mary Akinloye was said to have issued the ultimatum through a man who used her telephone to communicate with the family.
The new amount is less N2 million from the initial N15m demanded after much appeal by the victim’s mother.
The victims’ father, Leke, told our correspondent that the family received a text message from the kidnappers on Friday afternoon, saying the children’s life depended on the payment of the ransom within 24 hours of the ultimatum. Although, this was later reviewed to 48 hours.
He said, “They said we should produce the money in 24 hours or they would ‘delete’ our kids.
“Our major concern is our 11 months old baby who needs extra care.”
Their mother, Adebisi, said the incident had started affecting her mentally.
She appealed to Nigerians of goodwill to support the family with funds, adding that the family could not afford to pay the ransom.
She said, “I called the line of the nanny and a man picked the call. He initially demanded N15m, but after I begged him, he agreed to take N13m.
“We have been exchanging text messages and he has insisted on N13m. He has also assured us that we have no other option than to pay the money.
“I spoke with the children and they said the kidnappers were treating them well and that they were doing fine.
“I’m sure if they get the money today, they will release my children to me. All they need is the money.
“I appeal to the government, politicians in the country, Nigerians of goodwill to please help us before it is too late.
“After my children have been released to me, the police can then begin their investigation.”