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Orekoya kids: How we arrested nanny — Lagos CP

Posted: Apr 16, 2015 at 1:11 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Ejikeme Omenazu, Lagos

The Lagos State Commissioner for Police, Kayode Aderanti, has given insight into how his men rescued the abducted Orekoya kids.

Speaking during the Channels TV Sunrise Show programme on Thursday, Aderanti disclosed that the operatives from the Special Intelligence Bureau (SIB) of the Lagos State Police Command rescued the kids on Tuesday at Shasha, Egbeda area of Lagos.

He confirmed that the children have been reunited with their mother, Mrs. Adebisi Orekoya.

Aderanti stated that the suspect, Mary Akinloye, was arrested on Wednesday by 9.20pm at Shasha, even as he hinted that investigations were still ongoing and that the media would soon be briefed on new developments.

Aderanti stated: “To forestall this kind of unfortunate incident, Lagosians who want to employ the services of domestic staff should visit the Divisional Police or Area Commands within their locality to seek a police profiling of the said staff.

“Seeking a profiling of employed domestic staff by the Police Divisions and Area Commanders is easier and bears no cost implication.”

He added: “The profiling of the domestic staff before they are employed also helps to check if they have had any previous criminal background, and as well helps to get their data such as fingerprint, photograph, name and other personal information.

“This profiling step helps the police to quickly and efficiently arrest the situation should the employed domestic staff engage in any criminal activity after being employed.”

Mrs. Orekoya reportedly employed Mary Akinloye, as a nanny last week Monday, through OLX (an online sales portal).

Just two days after Akinloye resumed work at the Lawanson Street, Surulere residence of the Orekoyas, she eloped with the three kids, Aderomola, 11-month-old; Adedamola, 4, and Demola, 6, leaving behind Michael, the eldest, who was on holiday, with information that she was going to get something.

Also speaking on the Lekki armed-robbery incident which took place last month, Aderanti said some arrests have been made, assuring that the media would be notified of developments at a news conference later next week.