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(Updated) I also abducted Magodo children – Nanny

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The nanny, who kidnapped three Lagos children in the Surulere area of Lagos State last week, who called herself Mary Akinloye, has confessed that she also kidnapped the two kids (Raphael and Michael Esharegan) and from the Magodo area of the state, who were kidnapped last year.

Akinloye (not her real name) was arrested on Wednesday evening in the Shasha area of Lagos by the Nigerian Police Force after she was tracked by “technological tools.”

She said her team, which consisted of her brother-in-law, sister-in-law, her husband and herself, collected N2m for the Magodo kidnap, which occurred December last year.

She had been employed as a maid by the Magodo couple through the same OLX, an online sales portal.

The suspect added that after the ransom was paid, she was given N30, 000 as her share.

She revealed that her real name was not Mary Akinloye and she was not 23-year-old.

Speaking in Yoruba, she begged the Orekoya family to forgive her.

“It was not my fault. Mrs Orekoya, you were very nice to me and you took care of me. I was pushed to do it,” she said.

The suspect has four children.

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Kayode Aderanti, has said early on Thursday that the police had arrested self-styled Akinloye, who kidnapped three children in the Surulere area of Lagos State.

Aderanti spoke on Thursday morning on a live Channels TV programme, Sunrise Daily.

Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Kenneth Nwosu, said Akinloye was arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad while a manhunt was ongoing to apprehend other fleeing accomplices of the househelp.

Nwosu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, added, “She was nabbed by SARS in the Sasha area (of Akowonjo, Lagos). She was arrested alone, and is now in police custody. Efforts are on to arrest other fleeing accomplices, if any.

“She is still making confessional statements.”

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