Gunmen have demanded N35m ransom for the release of Ondo principal, other school officials.
Glamtush reports that gunmen have reportedly demanded N35m ransom for the release of school officials abducted along Auga-Ise Road in the Akoko East Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The victims are the principal of the Auga Community Grammar School, Mr Joshua Adeyemi, the Vice Principal, Mr Ifedayo Yesufu, a teacher of the school, Mrs Oloyede Bukola as well as two NPower teachers in the school, Mrs Adagunodo Funmilayo and Mrs Blessing Okeke.
This online platform earlier that the five victims were in a Toyota Corolla car with the number plate LSD 297AH when the hoodlums accosted them on the road and whisked them into the forest.
However, it was gathered that one of the victims, Blessing Okeke, who was pregnant was released following her condition but others were still in the kidnappers’ den.
The wife of the abducted school principal, Mrs Helen Adeyemi, said it was Okeke that broke the news to her, adding that her husband’s vehicle was abandoned at the spot where they were kidnapped.
Helen said the abductors had contacted the family and demanded N35m to secure the release of her husband, lamenting that the amount was too outrageous.
Confirming the incident the Divisional Police Officer for Ikare Division, Mr Oladutoye Akinwande, disclosed that police had removed the abandoned car, adding that his men were combing the forest to apprehend the criminals and free the victims.