Mary Akinloye, the newly employed nanny who kidnapped the three Orekoya boys has been arrested, and that is her picture above. Speaking on Channels TV this morning, the Lagos state Police Commissioner, Kayode Aderanti, said she was arrested yesterday night but did not say where she was arrested. The woman claims to be 23 years old but the photos do not seem to support her claims.
However, in a turn of events, the story the family is telling is quite different from that proferred by the police yesterday, While the police said no ransom was paid and technology aided in finding the boys, the father of the children's mother says they paid a ransom and that was how they were released.
Senior Apostle Abraham Adekunle, the maternal grandfather of the Orekoya boys, told Punch that a ransom was paid for the release of his grandchildren
"For the eight days that the children were taken away, we did not rest. But yesterday (Monday), they called us and said we should send the money to them. They sent their account number to us. Immediately they collected the money, they called us and said they had dropped the children at Egbeda.”