Indications emerged yesterday that the kidnappers of three schoolgirls of Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary (BMJS), Ikorodu, Lagos might have reduced the ransom amount.
Timilehin Olusa, Tofunmi Popoolaniyan and Deborah Akinayo were kidnapped from the classrooms on Monday night.
It was learnt that the criminals who made another contact at about 2a.m with one of the victims’ parents, reduced the amount to N10million from the N200million they initially demanded.
Some parents who were at the school premises to see their wards told our reporter yesterday that they were briefed by the authorities that negotiations were ongoing and that the girls were healthy.
This development however contradicts earlier claims that one of the girls had taken ill.