Thursday, April 16, 2015

Police confirm the arrest of girl behind kidnap of Orekoya twins

The Lagos State Police Commissioner of Police, Mr Kayde Aderanti, on Thursday confirmed the arrest of the lady behind the kidnap of three children of the Orekoya family within the ages of 6, 4 and 11 months.

The three missing children of the Orekoya family kidnapped by their nanny, have been found in Lagos State where they were taken hostage.
In an interview with Channels Television, police sources 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 police urged the public to contact the police before employing persons that would have access to their homes for adequate profiling.
The children were immediately taken to an anonymous hospital for observation and are in the process of being re-united with their parents.
The kids between the ages of 6, 4 and 11 months old were abducted by the housemaid on April 8, a day into her job as the family maid.
The housemaid, Mary Akinloye, a 23-year-old indigene of Ibadan, Oyo State, was said to have been hired through an online trading portal.
She, as well as her accomplices, contacted the children’s’ parents and demanded a fifteen million naira (N15m) ransom.
Reports say the parents of the children had posted a notice on an online sales portal, stating that they needed the services of a nanny.
Ms Akinloye then offered her services, gave them the contact numbers of two individuals, whom she claimed were her relatives.


  1. The authorities must trace the owners of that account. The perpetrators of this sordid act (kidnap) must not be allowed to go scott free..... The punishment must fit the crime....

    Dig Deep and Challenge Yourself

  2. Good to know she has been arrested, no hiding place for the wicked.

  3. Yayyyyyyyyy atlast Alabekee's comment dint come twice lol

    See police feeling fly like those parents didn't pay ransom.But thank God all the same

  4. It really is a terrible story...what people can do for money.
    Putting the lives of 3 children...thank God the they r back now.