November 25, (THEWILL) – Suspected Kidnappers have abducted a three-year old baby, Mary Fasina, in Akure, the state capital.
Mother of the baby, Taiwo Fasina, said the ugly incident occurred around 8 pm on Wednesday night at the second army barrack gate, along Ondo road Akure.
Narrating her ordeal, she said her daughter was taken away at gunpoint as they were about to enter the gate to her residence.
“As I was getting home from church, my children went to open the gate for me.
“When we got there, we did not see anybody until we entered the compound. I even thought they were the vigilantes.
“They asked me to give them the car key, I gave it to them. On getting down, they threatened to shoot me. They picked the bag themselves and took all the money.
“They asked me to lie on the ground so I could not look up, but faintly I saw one of them carrying something but I just thought they were carrying a bag, I didn’t know whether it was my baby girl they carried.
“They used mask to cover their noses and mouths and asked me not to shout. They didn’t go with the car, they only went with the car key.
“I was calling Mary, where are you ? I then noticed that I didn’t see the girl, that was when I started shouting and people came around.
“A neighbor coming from an Okada rider followed them, shouting ‘thief thief’ but they had gone far with a Mercedes Benz car without number plate”, she said.
Meanwhile, a reliable family said the kidnappers have contacted the girl’s parents, and demanded N20 million ransom to release young Mary from their Custody.
” The kidnappers have contacted the family and they have requested for N20m ransom before the girl would be released by them.
” The parents of the baby have pleaded with them to reduce the ransom but they remained adamant. They have not called again after the initial communication with the victim’s parents.
“They warned the parents not to involve the security operatives especially the Amotekun if they still want to see their child alive”, the source said.
Ondo Police spokesman, DSP Fumilayo Odunlami, did not pick calls to confirm the incident.