Parents of the 15-year-old schoolgirl, who was kidnapped by a syndicate suspected to be operating from the Niger Republic have raised fears that their daughter may have been sold to a pimp in Niamey, the country’s capital.
Precious Okoro(pictured), a boarding student of a Junior Secondary School in Ikenne, Ogun State on January 27, was kidnapped in Sangotedo, Ajah area of Lagos State, after she boarded a vehicle en route to her school.
Her father, Nwaigwe, was said to have seen his daughter enter the vehicle without suspecting that it was owned by kidnappers.
It was reported that a few weeks later, an official of the school called Nwaigwe to say that Precious had yet to resume since she went to Lagos.
Punchng.com reports that the victim’s mother, Mrs. Blessing Nwaigwe, was told by the kidnappers that her daughter has been sold to a pimp after the parents’ failure to pay $100,000 ransom.
“The kidnappers are no longer asking for money. Sometime ago, I called my daughter and she said I should stop crying, that I should be praying for her. Since that day, the line has remained unreachable.
“Another line that we tried, a man picked the call and said it was all business. He started to abuse us and insult the family, before giving the phone to another woman, who said we can go ahead and do whatever we wanted to do because she was not the one that kidnapped her from Lagos and that she only bought her from the kidnappers,” the distressed mother told Punch.