A woman, Adenike Mesioye, yesterday appealed to the Lagos State Police Command to rescue her uncle’s wife and daughter, who were allegedly abducted in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, and brought to Ikorodu, two weeks ago.
She was reacting to the arrest of Felix Silva, who allegedly masterminded the abduction of three Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary school girls, last March.
Commenting on a post by Lagos Police Command’s spokesperson Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent (SP), on Facebook, Mesioye said the kidnappers took their victims to Ikorodu.
According to her, the family has paid N5 million as ransom, but the kidnappers are still demanding N75million before releasing the women.
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.”
Asked if the family has complained at the division where the incident took place, Mesioye answered in the affirmative, saying the police have been searching for the victims and their abductors.
“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.”
Replying, Badmos expressed the command’s willingness to cooperate with its counterpart in Ogun to ensure the women’s rescue.
“Adenike Mesioye, eventhough 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,” she said.