Report gathered that 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.
It can be recalled 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).
It was learnt that N15m ransom was initially demanded from the family, which was later reduced to N13 after much appeal by the victims’ mother.
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 that the nanny had been arrested.
She was paraded at the Lagos State Police Command Headquatres in Ikeja.
The suspect 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.
Adeyemi said her husband, four children and she were formerly living in the Ajah area of Lagos State, but relocated to Shasha to evade arrest after kidnapping the Magodo boys.
Adeyemi claimed that the victims’ parents paid N2m, adding that she was paid N30,000 by her husband.
She said she was contacted for maid jobs through her brother-in-law and his wife, who were always online to track posts.
On how she kidnapped the Orekoya children, she said, “On Wednesday, their father and mother went to work. I put the little one on my back, while I held the others by the hands, telling them that I wanted to buy them something. We boarded a vehicle to Ojuelegba and from there; I took another bus to Iyana Ipaja and contacted my husband.
“I took them home, where they stayed with me in one of the rooms. I bought cereal for the 11-months-old baby; he was always fed with pap at his mother’s place. I gave the others normal food. They always watch cartoon on the television; they never missed home.
“My husband told me that he wanted to collect a token from the parents, but the following day, I found out that the kidnappers demanded N15m.
“I challenged my husband for asking for such a big sum. He said I should shut up because I had already fulfilled my part and that it was time for them to do theirs. Later, I heard in the news that he had reduced it to N13m.”
The 35-year-old said she did not feel any remorse for her action until she saw the victims’ mother weeping on a national television.
She said she begged her husband to release the kids.
“But my husband said he would not release the kids until he collected the money. Later, he told me they had paid the money,” she added.