Kidnappers threaten to turn 15-yr old girl to a se.x slave if $100k ransom isn’t paid

January 28, 2015 7:25 am

The Niger Republic-based kidnappers who abducted a 15-year-old
schoolgirl, Precious Okoro, have said if her family refuses to pay
$100,000 ransom, she would be made to work for it.

The victim’s mother, Blessing, while appealing to the government for
help, said her family had become bankrupt as a result of expenses.She
added that relatives and friends had abandoned them as they now
struggled to feed.

Punch Metro had reported on Tuesday how Precious was kidnapped at the
Ajah area of Lagos State en route to her school in Ikenne, Ogun State.

Our correspondent had reported that the victim’s father was called by
the principal who informed him that Precious had yet to report in the
school.

Two months after the disappearance of the victim, the kidnappers were
said to have called his father and demanded a ransom of $100,000
(N19.1m).

Punch Metro reported that Precious had not been found despite efforts by the police.

Her mother, Blessing, said the kidnappers threatened to turn her daughter to a sex slave if the money was not produced.

“We still spoke with her a few days ago and we begged the abductors to
release her. They said we should pay N18m, later they reduced it to
N500, 000 and at another time, they said we should pay any amount.
“When
we begged them, they said if we don’t pay the money, she will work for
the money. We don’t know what they mean by that, whether they want to
turn her into a prostitute. A J.S.S. 3 girl that has just registered for
her final junior exams, what does she know?People have abandoned us
because of this incident and we are so confused.”

Precious’s father, Nwaigwe, said his business had closed down and his children were no longer going to school.

He said,

 “I am no more myself since my daughter got missing. I have spent so
much money on travels without any result. To eat has been difficult. My
kids are no more going to school.I am appealing to the government and
good Nigerians to assist me.”

PUNCH Metro learnt that some of the suspects arrested by the police were
already threatening to sue for the infringement on their fundamental
human rights.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, Kenneth Nwosu,
said he would get back to our correspondent, but had yet to do so as of
press time.

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