On-line Exchange (OLX), in Nigeria, through its country manager, Lola Masha has released an official statement concerning the kidnapping of three children by a nanny employed from its online platform last week.
The nanny, Mary Akinloye, who has been arrested by police made away with three young children who were left in her care by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Orekoya.
The statement, made available on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 says:
We have observed that we are being misquoted on the Naij blog, owners of a competitor online classified company called JiJi.ng. Please find the actual response from OLX.
“This is an unfortunate situation and our sympathies go out to the victim and their family.
“OLX is an online classifieds site that brings buyers and sellers together to promote trade. We take steps to moderate and review all ads but we do not participate in the negotiations between buyers and sellers.
“Transactions are performed directly between both parties. In all our marketing campaign, we continuously urge our users to take necessary precautionary checks when using OLX.
“We continue to innovate and improve our review process with tighter measures that would help to minimize future occurrence of negative incidents.
“We also need our users to help us kick out bad players and ask them to report any dubious activity or user on the site for immediate action.
“Our customer support team can be reached at 0700-CALL-OLX (0700-22-55-659) or at [email protected].
We sincerely hope that the 3 kids are returned safely to their loved ones. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and we will provide all help within our capacity to facilitate the quick reunion of the 3 children with their family.”