A female house help, hired through the Internet in Lagos State, has demanded the sum of 15 million naira as ransom for the release of three kids she abductor last this week in Surulere area of the state.
The nanny left the house with the three kids a day after she resumed work, family sources said.
According to THEWILL, the nanny-turned kidnapper, was hired through a popular website, OLX.
The nanny, identified as Mary Akinloye, and her collaborators abducted the kids on April 8, 2015.
The three kids were identified as Aderomola (11 months), Adedamola (4 years), and Demola (6 years).
Sources close to the Orekoya family disclosed that the nanny and her gang called the parents of the kids on Thursday and demanded N15m if they want to see them again.
Pictures of the missing children have gone viral on social media since their abduction became public knowledge.
The young nanny who claimed to be 23 years old, was contracted via the retail sales and service marketplace website.
The mother of the missing kids, Adebisi told a local newspaper that she put up a post for a new nanny on the website because the main family nanny did not show up for work after her annual leave.
“We had someone who was taking care of the kids before now. But the woman did not show up on Saturday and Sunday and we urgently needed someone to assist because we were going to resume work on Monday. We were disturbed and that was why I posted the information on OLX,” the distraught mother said.
Leke, the kids’ father, said the nanny provided references who she claimed were her ‘relatives’, who they spoke to via telephone and agreed to a face to face meeting before finalizing the nanny’s employment.
The ‘relatives’ have been unreachable since the incident.
The police in Lagos have since commenced investigations into the crime but no suspect has been detained.
The family has been pleading that with key information concerning the abducted kids should contact them through 08052062117, 09098097935 or 08060184514.
Earlier, a message, probably from from the abductors circulated, indication that the kids were found at Shagamu area of nearby Ogun State.
A family source said “the missing children are not found yet…someone with a bad motive is spreading the news that they have been found.”
The source quoted that father of the kids as saying, “please, don’t broadcast the news of being found via social media. It will be done on television”, Orekoya the family said.