A 20-year-old student, Miss Chioma Rita Clement, who was reportedly kidnapped by unidentified persons on her way to sit for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB in Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos state, has been released.
Rita was reportedly released on Wednesday night and has since been reunited with her family. The young girl had left home on Gboyega Kilo Street in the Ojodu Berger area of the state as early as 6.30am on the day of the examination (March 10) for her centre at Agidingbi Secondary School, International office on Plot B, Lateef Jakande Road, Agidingbi, Ikeja, but had not returned.
Meanwhile, her guardian, Mrs. Orazulike Njideka had disclosed that Rita who had lived with her since she was 5 years old, had hurriedly sent a distress text message to her on the day she was declared missing.
The message read: “I don’t know where I am now. Mummy please, save me. “Mummy, they took my phone and beat me up inside the bus. Mummy, I don’t know where they took me to. They made me sleep and said they will kill me if I ran.
“Someone gave me my phone, saying I must return it before they came back. Mummy, please save me, please.” Family members and concerned Nigerians had posted her pictures as well as pleas for her release on the social media.
But latest report has it that Rita has been released. According to the report, the victim’s sister simply identified as Maryann, confirmed her return, saying ‘Rita returned home on Wednesday around 11p.m.”