The Police in Lagos have begun a
massive manhunt for Waheed
Kareem, the husband of 35-year-old
kidnapper nanny, Funmilayo
The Police spokesperson, Kenneth
Nwosu, told SUNDAY PUNCH on
Saturday that the picture of the
suspect had been released to the
public to facilitate his quick arrest.
The PUNCH had reported that
Funmilayo kidnapped three Lagos
children — Demola Orekoya, 6;
Adedamola, 4; and Aderomola,
11months- after being employed
through OLX, an online sales portal.
She abducted the family’s three
children in less than 24 hours after
she was employed.
The group of kidnappers, which
consisted of Funmilayo, her
husband, Kareem, her brother-in-
law, Hakeem and her sister-in-law,
had demanded the payment of
N15m as ransom which was later
reduced to N13m.
About a week after the abduction,
the victims’ family was said to have
raised some of the money and paid
before the kids were released.
The Special Anti-Robbery Squad,
led by the Offier-in-Charge, Abba
Kyari, had led an operation which
led to the arrest of Adeyemi in the
Shasha area of Lagos.
She confessed to have been behind
the kidnap of two other boys-
Raphael and Michael-in the Magodo
area of Lagos, saying the children’s
parents paid N3m as ransom.
She however said her husband,
Kareem, was the brain behind all
the kidnaps, adding that she was
only paid N30, 000 after ransom was
collected for the Magodo boys.
Nwosu said, “Yes, we have released
his picture and it’s out there for
members of the public.