Police arrest Nanny behind kidnap of 'Orekoya Children'

Hours after the Orekoya kids were rescued from an uncompleted building at the Egbeda area of Lagos, the Lagos State Police Command finally arrested the nanny who kidnapped them.

Upon her arrest, it was discovered that the nanny who had given her name as Mary Akinloye, was actually Funmilayo Adeyemi and hailed from Osun State, instead of Oyo as she originally claimed.

The Commissioner of Police, Kayode Aderanti who made this disclosure said the nanny was arrested at about 9.20pm on Wednesday.

It was however gathered that the nanny and her syndicate, who are still at large, has been the brain behind some of the major kidnap cases involving children.

The nanny is currently at the Lagos State Police Command, where interrogation is ongoing to get information to round up the remaining suspects.

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