Ekiti Teachers Contribute N500 Each To Pay Ransom To Free Kidnapped Colleague

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Teachers in Ekiti State, under the platform of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) are now contributing N500 each to pay ransom demanded by kidnappers of one of their colleagues, Mrs Owoniyi.

Mrs Owoniyi, a teacher in St Pauls Primary School, Ikole Ekiti was kidnapped by gunmen along Ayebode Ekiti road on Sunday. The abductors are said to have made demand for ransom, but the amount was not disclosed.

WazobiaReporters learnt exclusively that the account number of the victim’s husband, Mr Owoniyi Gbenga Marck has been made available for the contribution.

The account number 3051810547, is domiciled in First Bank Plc.
In a message posted on the teachers WhatsApp platform, “Ikole LG NUT”, it was said that the kidnappers were threatening the victim to the extent that “the crying agony of the woman’s voice into loudspeaker for sympathizers to hear.”

“Please, my people, let us be our brother’s keeper. The kidnappers are threatening the victim to the extent that the kidnappers put the crying agony of the woman’s voice into loudspeaker for sympathizers to hear“. Mrs Owoniyi is pleading to you and I to deliver her from death, the message read.
In this wise, NUT has appealed to all primary school teachers to start contributing #500 each.

“My colleagues, I see this as a good gesture to join them contributing the amount and the Lord will reward you in return, try to send this information to as many people and teaching professional groups you can”, said the sender of the message.

It said the kidnappers had given few hours for this. “The above is the account number of her husband, please help us with anything you can afford o, just to beg them, we’re still negotiating but they switched off this morning,” the appeal message read.

Credit: Wazobia Reporters.

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