Contrary to earlier reports that the three abducted Lagos schoolgirls were rescued, they were actually picked up by the police where they were dropped off by their abductors on Sunday morning.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said he got Information that the girls were sighted at Imota area of Ikorodu, and he went there to pick them up.
Prompt News gathered that the parents of the girls had offered to pay N1 million each as ransom even though the CP could not confirm that.
The kidnappers had demanded N200 million ransom which was later reduced to N20 million.
The three girls were abducted on February 29, 2016 from the dormitory of the Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary in Ikorodu Lagos State
“Yes the girls have been rescued.
“I am with them and about to hand them over to their principal and parents.
“In continuation of our search for the girls, I received information that they were sighted at Imota area of Ikorodu.
“I went there to pick them up in my car and they are safe in police custody.
“They were rescued about 9.44am today (Sunday).”
Asked if any ransom was paid to their abductors, Owoseni said the police was not privy to that information.
He said: “I am not aware of payment of ransom.
“The police did not pay any ransom and the parents did not tell me they paid ransom.”
The names of the abducted students were given as Timilehin Olosa, Tofunmi Popoolaniyan and Deborah Akinayo.