In a great turn of events, the three missing Orekoya boys who were kidnapped by a maid about a week ago have been returned home.
As announced by their mother, Adebisi Busayo Orekoya on her Facebook wall, the kids have been found. However, she did not clarify if the ransom money was paid or not.
Read her post below:
“We give God all the Glory. Our Orekoya missing Kids have been found.Thank you so much everyone for ur prayers and moral and Financial support all along. The list is endless, of awesome mothers, sisters, business partners, father’s and even kids too. You’ve been amazing! May God grant all your heart desires too. Much love always.”
If we recall, the maid who kidnapped the boys responded to a notice put up by the parents on OLX, looking for a maid. The case is similar to another that occurred in December 2014 where another maid hired via same means abducted her bosses’ two children. Both cases have caused raised eyebrows, with people questioning if transactions via OLX should be trusted. It should be noted that OLX is an online classified site that brings buyers and sellers together to promote trade.
In reaction to the unfortunate incidence, here was an official statement from OLX country manager, Lola Masha which came before the kids were found:
This is an unfortunate situation and our sympathies go out to the victim and their family. OLX is an online classifieds site that brings buyers and sellers together to promote trade. We take steps to moderate and review all ads but we do not participate in the negotiations between buyers and sellers. Transactions are performed directly between both parties. In all our marketing campaign, we continuously urge our users to take necessary precautionary checks when using OLX.
We continue to innovate and improve our review process with tighter measures that would help to minimize future occurrence of negative incidents. We also need our users to help us kick out bad players and ask them to report any dubious activity or user on the site for immediate action. Our customer support team can be reached at 0700-CALL-OLX (0700-22-55-659) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We sincerely hope that the 3 kids are returned safely to their loved ones. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and we will provide all help within our capacity to facilitate the quick reunion of the 3 children with their family.