The nanny, who kidnapped three children in the Surulere area of Lagos State, has said her husband, Waheed Kareem, is the mastermind of the kidnap.
She added that Kareem was the head of a kidnap ring that involved some members of his family. It was gathered that Kareem escaped arrest.
The nanny, who adopted a pseudonym, Mary Akinloye, to deceive the Orekoyas, confessed that her actual name was Funmilayo Adeyemi, a 35-year-old indigene of Osun State.
PUNCH Metro had reported that the Orekoyas had posted on OLX, an online sales portal, saying they needed a nanny for their children.
The suspect was said to have contacted the family and was employed immediately.
Barely 24 hours after she was employed, the nanny abducted three children of the family – Aderomola (11 months), Adedamola (4 years) and Demola (6 years).
Our correspondent reported that N15m ransom was initially demanded from the family, which was later reduced to N13m after much appeal by the victims’ mother.
PUNCH Metro reported that the family paid an undisclosed amount of money into the bank account of the kidnappers before the children were released on Tuesday.
On Thursday, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Kayode Aderanti, announced on a television programme that the nanny had been arrested.
The suspect was paraded at the Lagos State Police Command Headquarters in Ikeja.
Adeyemi told our correspondent that it was the second time she would be abducting kids in the state.
She confessed to have been responsible for the kidnap of two kids – Rapheal and Michael – in the Magodo area of Lagos State in December last year.
Adeyemi explained that herself and husband together with their four children formerly lived in the Ajah area of Lagos State, but relocated to Shasha to evade arrest after kidnapping the Magodo boys.
The suspect claimed that the Magodo victims’ parents paid N2m, adding that she was paid N30,000 by her husband.
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