Mrs. Adebisi Orekoya, mother of the three kids abducted in Lagos by the family’s housemaid on Wednesday, has disclosed that she has opened a bank account into which she is urging members of the public to donate money for the N15million ransom demanded by the abductors.
Speaking with newsbreak.ng on Friday, Mrs. Orekoya said the abductors, working with the housemaid, phoned the previous night demanding the above stated sum as ransom.
According to her, she pleaded that she could not raise the sum demanded and requested that it be reduced.
The request angered the caller, who switched off the phone. Her efforts to call back were unsuccessful and she resorted to sending a text message to continue her plea for a reduction. But the text was neither acknowledged nor replied to and the kidnappers haven’t called back since.
She explained that the account, domiciled with the United Bank for Africa, where she works, is opened in the name of Adedamola Orekoya, the eldest of the three abducted kids. The account number is 2055934684.
Before making the request for the ransom reduction, Mrs. Orekoya said she was allowed to speak with her children to confirm if they were still alive.
Three of Mrs. Orekoya’s four children-Ademola, 6; Adedamola, 4; and Aderomola, 11 months, were taken away by their minder, Mary Akinloye. The maid was employed via OLX and disappeared with the children from their home at 35 Lawanson Road in Itire area of Lagos on Wednesday.