A young woman has reported the alleged kidnap of her aunt and cousin, appealing with the Lagos State Police Command to help in their recovery.
The woman identified as Adenike Mesioye, made the appeal on Thursday, June 16, 2016, soliciting help for the rescue of her uncle’s wife and daughter, who were allegedly kidnapped in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, and reportedly brought to Ikorodu, Lagos state two weeks ago.
Mesioye was reportedly reacting to the arrest of one Felix Silva , who is alleged to have masterminded the kidnap of the three Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary school girls » , on February 29, 2016.
Commenting on a post revealing details of Silva’s arrest by the Lagos Police Command’s spokesperson, Superintendent Dolapo Badmos , on
Facebook, Mesioye disclosed that the kidnappers reportedly took their victims to Ikorodu.
She went on to reveal that the family has paid an alleged N5 million as a ransom fee, but the kidnappers are allegedly demanding N75 million more before releasing the women.
Writing, Mesioye said:
“Please, my uncle’s wife and daughter were kidnapped in Ijebu Ode about two weeks ago, and brought to Ikorodu side. After collecting N5m, they (kidnappers) are still demanding N75m.
“They (victims) are yet to be released. They told us that unless we cooperate, we can’t find them. The money was given to them beside sea (waterside) in Ikorodu. They used jetty to cross the river. Please help us.”
When asked if the family has lodged a report at the police divison where te kindapping allegedly took place, Mesioye confirmed that a report has been lodged, revealing that the police have been searching for the victims as well as their kidnappers.
“We have done that. They are searching but the kidnappers’ calls always come from Ikorodu. The police searched everywhere but did not see them. But the day they wanted to collect the N5million, the kidnappers asked us to meet them beside the water. They said only one woman should bring the money and they told the woman that where they kept my uncle’s wife and daughter, no one can see them.
“That unless we cooperate, we will not see them and they can keep them where they are for a year without anyone knowing. They normally give them phone to talk to my uncle and they always used the wife’s phone to contact the family.”
SP Badmos expressed the command’s willingness to cooperate with its counterpart in Ogun State where the incident allegedly took place, to help ensure the rescue of the women.
“Adenike Mesioye, even though it is Ogun State command’s case, we won’t mind partnering with them to rescue the victims. Kindly contact the IPO (Investigating Police Officer) in Ogun State to approach us. We are willing to help.”