“We Paid N15 Million”: Why Ekiti Kidnappers Burnt School Driver Alive, Parent Shares Details

“We Paid N15 Million”: Why Ekiti Kidnappers Burnt School Driver Alive, Parent Shares Details

  • One of the parents of the pupils abducted by kidnappers recently n Ekiti state has revealed how they were able to secure the school children's freedom
  • In a recent interview with journalists, one of the parents of the victims revealed they paid ransom before the kidnappers released the pupils to them
  • He revealed why the school driver was killed in the forest between Ondo and Ekiti states

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Ekiti state, Ado-Ekiti - New revelations have emerged on the driver of Apostolic Faith Group of Schools, Emure-Ekiti, Ekiti state, who was abducted last week but was killed by kidnappers in the forest after spending seven days in captivity.

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Governor Oyebanji visited some of the Apostolic Faith Nursery and Primary School teachers in Emure Ekiti who just regained freedom. Photo credit: Biodun Oyebanji
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Recall that five pupils and four staff members of the school were kidnapped on Monday, January 29.

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The four pupils were released along with three school staff members. However, the driver, Taye Rasaki, who was kidnapped with them, was killed by the abductors. The kidnappers reportedly burnt the driver alive.

Why school driver was killed by kidnappers

As reported by Daily Trust, one of the parents of the victims revealed that members of the community and other indigenes, both at home and abroad, contributed the ransom that made it possible for the children to be freed.

According to the parent, they gave tramadol, N15 million, and fried rice as ransom to secure the release of the hostages.

“We gave them what they demanded and they released the pupils and teachers to us. Nine persons were kidnapped, but eight persons were released; we didn’t see the ninth person," the parent stated.

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The parent added that the driver was killed because he told the kidnappers he didn’t know the phone number of his wife and school proprietor off-hand.

“For five days, he was writhing in pains from the injury he sustained. It was a bitter and terrifying experience for the little children, especially looking at how the driver was killed.
"This made them angry, and they hit him with their gun.”

A video of the abducted children was shared online.

Ekiti monarch narrates how he escaped from kidnappers

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Alara of Ara-Ekiti in Ikole local government area of Ekiti state, Oba Adebayo Fatoba, narrated how he managed to escape from gunmen's attack recently.

Legit.ng earlier reported that on January 29, gunmen killed two Ekiti monarchs – the Onimojo of Imojo, Oba Olatunde Olusola; and the Elesun of Esun Ekiti, Oba Babatunde Ogunsakin. The police confirmed the fatal attack.

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Oba Fatoba disclosed that he did not disappear from the scene of the incident as some people have speculated.

Source: Legit.ng

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