The arrested nanny, who had kidnapped three Orekoya kids in Lagos just after having been employed by the family, has told her side of the story.
Moreover, the suspect’s age is not 23, but 35 and she has four children of her own.
Itv was also gathered that the woman masterminded the abduction of three little children with the help of her relaives: husband Waheed Kareem, brother-in-law Akeem Kareem and her brother-in-law’s wife Joke Oseni. All the other members of the gang are yet to be nabbed.
It is not the first time the syndicate had indulged into the illegal activity. Reports inform that they were also responsible for the abduction of two children in Magodo area of Lagos state last December.
The police had previously disclosed in detail how the kids had been rescued and Adeyemi detained.
Soon after the arrest, the mother of four narrated what had made her commit such a crime:
“My husband led me into this. This is my second attempt. The first was the kidnap of two children in Magodo. I had applied through OLX and four days later, I went away with their two children— Michael and Raphael.
“They were kept in our apartment in Ajah for four days until a ransom of N2 million was paid out of which I got N30,000. We relocated from Ajah to Shasha after the kidnap.
“After I took the Orekoyas children, my husband did the negotiation and I did not know how much was paid as ransom.
“While I was hiding at a hotel, an electrician who repaired a fan for me called and I asked him to wait at a spot and he did. I did not know he was with the police. As they were carrying me way, I saw my husband watching.
“My appeal goes to the Orekoyas. They should forgive me for causing them so much pain. The woman in particular is a nice woman.”
Henrietta Odili, a teenager who was allegedly forced into the syndicate through a job advert, said:
“When she brought in the Orekoya children, she said they were Waje’s (a popular singer). I never knew they were kidnappers.
“I helped the family to sell CDs. The name of their company is Global G Entertainment.
Kayode Aderanti, Lagos state police commissioner in his comment lamented over people carelessly leaving their children with the people they barely know.
“After the kids were rescued, I gave further instruction that the brain behind the act must be apprehended at all cost.
“We tracked her down through her phone. We are in pursuit of the other members of the syndicate.
“We learned that within 24 hours of her applying for the job via OLX, she was accepted into their home and they left the whole house, including the children, in her care. Somebody you never knew. It is very surprising.”