The kidnappers were paid an initial ransom but they have refused to release their victims.
This development was revealed by one Adenike Mesioye, who on Thursday appealed to the Lagos State police command to rescue her uncle’s wife and daughter abducted at Ijebu-Ode.
Mesioye was reacting to the news of the recent arrest of a kidnap kingpin and mastermind of the abduction of three Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary school girls.
Commenting on a release posted by the Lagos Police Command’s spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent (SP) on her official Facebook page, the woman disclosed that the kidnappers took the two women to Ikorodu.
According to her, the family has paid N5 million as ransom but the criminals are still demanding N75million before the two hostages will be released.
Mesioye said: “Please o, 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 corporate, we can’t find them. The money was given to them beside sea in ikorodu. They are using jetty to cross the river. Please help us.”
Asked if the family has officially complained at the division were the incident took place, Mesioye answered in the affirmative, adding that the police had been searching for the victims and their abductors without success.
“We have done that. They are searching but their (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 corporate, 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,” she said.
In her reply, Badmos expressed the command’s willingness to cooperate with its counterpart in Ogun to ensure the safe rescue of the two women.