Remember the Orekoya children who were kidnapped by their nanny in 2015?

In case you missed the story, Mrs Funmilayo Adeyemi disguised as Mary Akinloye in order to secure a nanny job online.

She abducted three children of her bosses in the Surulere area of Lagos State two days after she was employed and when arrested, she implicated her entire family.

Three years down the line, the long arm of the law has caught up with Waheed Abubakar, the husband of the nanny.

The woman had said in 2015 that her husband was a music and video producer, but the 41-year-old suspect, is a commercial tricycle rider.

He was tracked down at his park in the Ikorodu area of the city by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team.

More intriguing was the confession by Mrs Adeyemi that her entire family was involved in the nefarious act, but according to Abubakar, he did the job to pay back a favour.

He said, “In 2013, I met Olawale in Egbeda. We knew each other in Ibadan, from where I relocated to Lagos. My wife gave birth to our second child at that period and he assisted me in paying the hospital bills. After the naming, he approached me and said he needed my favour.

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“He said he wanted my wife to act as a nanny and help him abduct children from two families – one in Surulere and the other around Magodo.

“The Magodo abduction was successful. She abducted two children and he collected about N1m ransom before he released them. He gave my wife N15,000 and N3,000 recharge cards.

“She used part of the money to buy foodstuffs at home. He had yet to collect a ransom in the second abduction before the police arrested my wife. He is from Ondo State.

“I did not get any share from the ransom. It was because of the assistance he rendered to me that made me to release my wife to help him do that kind of job.”

But, wait a minute. Did the woman not confess years ago that kidnapping was their “family business”? There must be more to this than what the man is claiming.

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