Nanny Who Snatched Orekoya Kids Confesses: Kidnapping is a Family Business
The Lagos State Police Command said that the nanny, known initially as Mary Akinloye but whose real name is Funmilayo Adeyemi, has confessed to also being the mastermind of the kidnap of another set of children who were taken in November 2014. She was arrested on Wednesday night in Sasha in Akowonjo area of Lagos State. following the deployment of technological tracking devices by the police.
More intriguing is the confession by Mrs Adeyemi that her entire family is involved in the nefarious Act. She said her team, which consisted of her brother-in-law, sister-in-law, her husband and herself, collected N2m for the Magodo kidnap, which occurred December last year. She had been employed as a maid by the Magodo couple through the same OLX, an online sales portal.The suspect added that after the ransom was paid, she was given N30, 000 as her share.She revealed that her real name was not Mary Akinloye and she was not 23-year-old.Speaking in Yoruba, she begged the Orekoya family to forgive her.“It was not my fault. Mrs Orekoya, you were very nice to me and you took care of me. I was pushed to do it,”
In an interview with Channels Television, a police source revealed that the kidnappers, faced by immense pressure the incident had generated, abandoned the children in Shasha area of Lagos State, Nigeria’s south-west region. The children were immediately taken to an anonymous hospital for observation and are in the process of being re-united with their parents.The three children, aged six years, four years and 11 months old, were abducted by the housemaid on April 8, a day into her job as the family maid