We have great news! The three missing children of the Orekoya family kidnapped by their nanny, have been found in Lagos State where they were taken hostage.
The mother of the children Adebisi Busayo Adekunle Orekoya posted this message on Facebook “We give God all the Glory. Our Orekoya missing Kids have been found.Thank you so much everyone for ur prayers and moral and Financial support all along. The list is endless, of awesome mothers, sisters, business partners, father’s and even kids too. You’ve been amazing! May God grant all your heart desires too. Much love always.”
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 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, OLX.
She, as well as her accomplices, contacted the children’s’ parents and demanded a fifteen million naira (N15m) ransom.
Meanwhile, the online portal, OLX, where the Orekoya family got the details of the nanny, said the kidnap of the children was an unfortunate situation.
In a statement OLX said “it is an online classified site that brings buyers and sellers together to promote trade. The site takes steps to moderate and review all ads but does not participate in the negotiations between buyers and sellers as Transactions are performed directly between both parties”.
The country manager of OLX Nigeria, Lola Masha, who signed the statement, said the company had, in all its marketing campaign, continuously urged its users to take necessary precautionary checks when using the site.
OLX also urged its users to help kick out bad players by reporting any dubious activity or user on the site for immediate action.