|FREED: The Orekoya Children|
Immediately the kidnapped case was reported, the SARS team swung into action, asking the Orekoyas to pay a fraction of the ransom into the account of an unnamed bank, said to have been opened in Oyo State. SARS investigation revealed a link between the contact number on the account and that of the nanny.
The kidnappers and her gang withdrew N400,000 from the account using the ATM as the Police set up surveillance on the account and calls on the mobile phones of members of the syndicate.
According to sources, all plans to lure the nanny out of her den failed, but sensing danger, she quickly abandoned the children, who were found Tuesday [April 14] night, thinking the discovery will get the SARS team off her trail but the police tighten the noose on her. She hurriedly evacuated her home in Coker Estate and was on the verge of leaving town when the law enforcement agents finally caught her with a maid, Wednesday night.
The Police are still on the trail of other members of the gang.
|FACE OF EVIL: Maid real name is Funmilayo Adeyemi |
Credits: Tunji Alapini
More details continue to emerge on the arrest of Mary Adebiyi, the nanny who abducted the Orekoya kids and who was picked up by operatives of SARS, led by Abba Kyari yesterday last night at Coker Estate, Shasha , Akowonjo, Lagos. She was arrested with her maid after she fled her home when she realised police operatives have closed in on her.
The police say contrary to what she told her employer and the OLX portal, her real name is Funmilayo Adeyemi and she hails from Osun State. She had earlier claimed Oyo State to her cover tracts.
According to Police sources, Adebiyi is not new in the kidnapped business, she was the mastermind of the December, 2014 kidnap of two boys, Raphael and Michael Esharegaran from their parents home in Magodo, Lagos. The boys were reunited with their parents after N2.5million ransom was paid.
Sources also said, she runs the kidnap syndicate with others, who are still at large and effort is on to arrest the other members of the gang.
How Nanny was arrested