Mary Akinloye, which has turned out not to be her real name, is the nanny who kidnapped the three Orekoya children from their Surulere home in Lagos State last week. After her arrest yesterday, the woman has confessed to also being behind the kidnap of the two boys, Raphael and Michael Esharegan, from the Magodo area of Lagos state, last year.
In a new video, she has opened up on her team, which she said consists of her husband, his brother, and the brother's wife, with Mary fronting as a househelp/nanny to kidnap children. The others run the business side of the kidnapping and had collected N2m for the Magodo kidnap, which occurred December last year. The children were later found in Shagamu, read here.
Mary, whose real name turned out to be Funmilayo Adeyemi, was arrested on Wednesday evening in the Shasha area of Lagos by the Nigerian Police Force after she was tracked through the phone numbers and bank accounts submitted by the kidnappers.
Mary said she had been employed as a maid by the Orekoyas as well as the Magodo couple through the same OLX, an online sales portal, adding that after the ransom was paid in the December kidnapping, she was given N30, 000 as her share. She insists she's not the leader of the group and had quarreled with the others on how much ransom to demand. Mary herself is the mother of four children and says her mother-in-law is aware of the kidnapping business by her husband and his brother.