A nanny who fled with three children of her employer just a day after she was employed in Surulere, Lagos State has slashed down the ransom from initial N15 Million to N13 Million.
23-year-old Mary Akinloye also gave a two-day ultimatum to pay up or risk losing their three children whose names were given as, 11-months-old Aderomola, 4-year-old Adedamola and 6-year-old Demola.
Akinloye issued the purported threat on Friday, April 10, 2015 through a man who spoke with the family using her phone number.
It was gathered that the price slash was following a demand from the children’s mother, Mrs Adebisi Orekoya and efforts to cut a clearer deal with the kidnappers according to Punch yielded no positive result.
The lady was hired through the OLX sales portal after the family put up an advert seeking the urgent help of a nanny.
The victims’ father, Leke Orekoya disclosed how the family received a text message from their children’s captors threatening them to pay up the N13 Million ransom within 48 hours or forget about their children.
He said, “They said we should produce the money in 24 hours or they would ‘delete’ our kids.
“Our major concern is our 11 months old baby who needs extra care.”
The children’s mother explained that the incident has affected her psychologically while calling on well meaning Nigerians to support the family with funds being that they cannot afford the money to pay the ransom.
She said, “I called the line of the nanny and a man picked the call. He initially demanded N15m, but after I begged him, he agreed to take N13m.
“We have been exchanging text messages and he has insisted on N13m. He has also assured us that we have no other option than to pay the money.
“I spoke with the children and they said the kidnappers were treating them well and that they were doing fine.
“I’m sure if they get the money today, they will release my children to me. All they need is the money.
“I appeal to the government, politicians in the country, Nigerians of goodwill to please help us before it is too late.
“After my children have been released to me, the police can then begin their investigation.”