Nanny Hired From OLX Flees With 3 Kids A Day After She...

Nanny Hired From OLX Flees With 3 Kids A Day After She Was Employed In Lagos (PHOTO)

A nanny who hails from Ibadan, Oyo State capital has fled with the three children of her employee just one day after she was employed.

The incident took place at one Orekoya family located at Lawanson Road, in the Surulere axis of Lagos State.

A nanny employed from OLX online sales platform disappeared with her employee's three kids identified as 11-months-old Aderomola, 4-year-old Adedamola and 6-year-old Demola,on Saturday, March 7, 2015 just a day after she was employed in Lagos. (Photo Credit: Punch)
A nanny employed from OLX online sales platform disappeared with her employee’s three kids identified as 11-months-old Aderomola, 4-year-old Adedamola and 6-year-old Demola,on Saturday, March 7, 2015 just a day after she was employed in Lagos. (Photo Credit: Punch)

The nanny identified as Mary Akinloye, 23, was employed on Saturday, March 7, 2015 through an online sales platform known as OLX.

The missing siblings were identified as 11-months-old Aderomola, 4-year-old Adedamola and 6-year-old Demola.

Speaking up about the sudden disappearance, the mother of the victims, Adebisi Orekoya said the nanny looked older than her age and her accent countered her claims of being an Oyo State indigene.

According to her, the family put up an urgent advert for a new nanny after the former one suddenly stopped coming to work after observing her annual leave.

She said, “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.

“She (Akinloye) called us and said she was interested. She said she was 23 years. I agreed to employ her in the interim because I really did not like the fact that she was young. She agreed to collect between N10, 000 to N15,000 even though our former nanny collected N25,000.

“I left her at home this morning (Wednesday) around 7.30am. It was around 1pm that my eldest son called me and said she had taken his siblings away. He said she told him they were going out to buy some things. She took the 11 months on her back and held the others by the hand. She has since not returned.”

Mrs Orekoya said the nanny was so much in a haste to whisk the children away that she did not allow them to eat.

The father of the victims, Leke Orekoya who is a businessman explained how they contacted the nanny’s relatives with the contacts she gave them.

The purported relatives agreed to meet with the Orekoyas during the week to finalise documentation on the employment process.

Ever since the disappearance, the numbers of the acclaimed relatives have not been reachable.

Mr Orekoya said, “We spoke with two people she introduced to us as her brother and sister. They confirmed that they were her relatives.

“They gave us a vague description of where they lived in Ikorodu. We agreed to do proper documentation this week.

“It was in less than 24 hours that she went away with the kids.

“She never gave us an idea that she was on an evil mission.

“Her spoken English was fluent. She said she had a National Diploma and just wanted to make some money so she could return to school.”

The police officials at the Itire Division were alerted by the family and they reportedly asked them to wait for 24 hours.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Kenneth Nwosu who confirmed the abduction, said they have launched an ongoing investigation into the matter.

He said, “The police are making efforts to arrest the suspects and rescue the children.”

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