A nanny, Mary Akinloye, who
allegedly kidnapped three kids in
the Surulere area of Lagos State has
demanded N15m from the victim’s
parents, PUNCH Metro has learnt.
Our correspondent learnt that the
family was contacted on Thursday
by the suspect and others, who
were suspected to be members of
her group. They were said to have
demanded the N15m as ransom.
PUNCH Metro had reported on
Wednesday that the Orekoya family
had posted information on OLX, an
online sales portal, seeking the
service of a nanny.
Our correspondent reported that
Akinloye indicated interest and
gave the Orekoyas the contacts of
two people who she said were her
It was reported that the family
agreed to formalilse
documentation with the purported
relatives before the week ran out.
After the 23-year-old resumed for
work on Tuesday, she was said to
have taken the three children ─
Aderomola (11 months old),
Adedamola (4 years old), Demola (6
years old) ─ out, while their parents
She had since not returned.
A family friend, who spoke on the
condition of anonymity, said the
kidnappers contacted the family
and demanded N15m on Thursday.
The information was confirmed by
another friend who put up the post
on a social medium, Facebook.
He said, “Is it a crime to employ a
house help? The kidnappers have
Efforts to reach the family were
abortive as they continued to reject
calls made to their lines.
They also did not reply to three
text messages sent to them on the
The Police Public Relations,
Kenneth Nwosu, said investigations
He said, “Investigations are on and
that is all I can say for now.
“There are things you do that can
“What is important in a case like
this is to ensure that the children
are returned hale and hearty. There
are information you may have and
if you disclose it, you could break
the line of communication. So, we
are still on the matter to ensure the
safe return of the kids.”