Operatives of the Nigeria Police force have released a photo of a man believed to be the husband and an accomplice of the nanny, Fumilayo Adeyemi, who kidnapped her employer’s three kids from Surulere axis of Lagos State on Friday, April 10, 2015 just a day after she was hired from the OLX sales portal.
Adeyemi’s cohorts are are said to be two brothers identified as Rasheed and Hakeem Kareem.
Fumilayo who claimed to be one Mary Akinloye was declared wanted by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos police command, Ikeja after the news of the children’s abduction went viral.
The 35-year-old mother of four initially demanded N15 million from the Orekoya family, as a criteria for their safe release.
The children identified as Demola, 6, Adedamola, 4, and Aderomola, 11months were later dumped naked in an uncompleted building after nine days in their abductors’ custody.
In a confessional statement, the supposed nanny admitted that her gang arranged the December 2014 kidnap of two kids, Raphael and Michael Esharegaran in Magodo area of the state.
She equally confessed that her husband, Rasheed Kareem, brother in-law, Hakeem Kareem and their mother, who are still at large, are members of the kidnap syndicate, which she called ‘family business.’
According to the nanny, the family runs a kidnapping business, adding that her husband is the head of the gang.
It was also learnt that the suspects, who in their early 30s, are known in their area as rich boys because of the exotic cars and choice apartment they live in. As soon as neighbours start questioning the source of their wealth, they will relocate.
She had said that the others (husband and brother-in-law) 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 Sagamu,
Funmilayo was arrested in the Shasha area of Lagos by operatives of Special Anti- Robbery Squad, Ikeja command after she was tracked down through the phone numbers and bank accounts submitted by the kidnappers.
Speaking on the progress made to arrest the fleeing brothers, the state police spokesperson, DSP Kenneth Nwosu said that the police are doing everything possible to nab the fleeing suspects and allow the law to take a full course.