Nanny who kidnapped kids in Magodo was hired on OLX


The nanny, Juliet, who kidnapped two young boys from their home in Magodo, Lagos On Sunday, December 8, was hired via e-commerce platform, OLX, the family has said.

The boys’ mother, Onajite Esharegharan, responded to an ad for a “humble housemaid” posted by one “Omolade” on the site, Punch reports.

However, further investigations by Pulse show that the ad was posted by an OLX user who identified herself as “Olamide” and “Mrs Olamide” and has been active on the site since June 2014.

A variety of ads bearing the same description have also been posted on OLX by the same user since November 3, 2014 with the numbers 08141681774 and 09038349581 attached.

The latest posting, to which Mrs Esharegharan responded, was made on December 2, and it reads:

“Mrs Olamide is the best in given out housemaid why changing ur maid every month when we have reliable and humble maids for you”

Punch reports further that “Omolade” took Juliet to Mrs Esharegharan’s office after she responded to the ad and the maid was immediately hired.

However, since the disappearance of Juliet and the children, both her number and that of “Mrs Olamide” have been unreachable.

The boys’ mother said:

“She probably deceived the kids that she was taking them to their mum. Her telephone line and that of Omolade have been switched off since yesterday (Sunday).”

“We lodged complaints at the Isheri Police Station and the Department of State Service. The police said it was beyond their capacity, but the DSS promised to track the housemaid down,” she added.

The incident has been confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Kenneth Nwosu

“There are efforts to rescue the children and apprehend the fleeing maid. Members of the public are encouraged to give information that will lead to the rescue of the kids and reunite them with their parents,” he said.

Any valid information as to the whereabouts of the nanny or the children should be sent to Darlington on 08037071370 or reported at the nearest police station.

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