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Gunmen demand N35m ransom to free Ondo principal, VP, teachers

Gunmen have reportedly demanded N35m ransom for the release of Principal of Auga Community Grammar School, Joshua Adeyemi, his Vice, lfedayo Yesufu and three other teachers abducted along Auga-Ise road in Akoko North East council area of Ondo state.

WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that Adeyemi, Yesufu and the three teachers – Oloyede Bukola, Adagunodo Funmilayo and Blessing Okeke were kidnapped on Thursday afternoon while they were travelling in a Blue Toyota Corolla car belonging to the school Principal.

One of the victims, Blessing Okeke, was released after the captors discovered that she was pregnant.

The wife of the abducted school principal, Mrs Helen Adeyemi, said it was Okeke that broke the news to her, adding that her husband’s vehicle was abandoned at the spot where they were kidnapped.

Helen said the abductors had contacted the family and demanded N35m to secure the release of her husband, lamenting that the amount was too outrageous.

The Divisional Police Officer for Ikare Division, Mr Oladutoye Akinwande, who confirmed the incident, disclosed that police had removed the abandoned car, adding that his men were combing the forest to apprehend the criminals and free the victims.

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