Indications emerged last night that the four pupils and two teachers kidnapped last Thursday at the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla in Epe, have regained their freedom.
The pupils – Abu, Emmanuel Okonkwo, Jeremiah Ruth, Isaac Adebisi – Vice Principal, Junior School, AO Oyesola and English teacher, Lukman Oyerinde, were reportedly released around 10:30pm.
Details of their release or whether they paid ransom, could not be ascertained before this report was published.
It would be recalled that the kidnappers reduced their ransom demand from N120million to N30 million at the weekend.
The father of one of the kidnapped pupils, Mr. Oluwafemi Adebisi, confirmed that his son was back home and in good health.
“I thank God for everything. My son has been released to us. He is in good health. God is wonderful”, he said.