Housemaid that abducted two boys from Lagos home was hired from OLX

There is now an update to the viral story of the housemaid from ‘hell’ that kidnapped two lil’ brothers from their Magodo home – Gateway Crescent in the Magodo, Isheri area of Lagos State – on Sunday.

According to Punch newspaper, the housemaid, identified simply as
Juliet,fled home with the kids –Rafael (3), and 15-month-old Michael– who
are nephews of a Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw, on Sunday evening
after their parents went out around 6pm.
The kids’ mother, Mrs. Onajite Esharegharan, and her husband, Elvis, had
decided to go for a shopping on the fateful day in celebration of the
latter’s birthday.
It was learnt that the couple had instructed Juliet, who hails from Osun State, to lull the kids to sleep before they left home.
 Juliet, the children, their grandmother and her nurse ─ who also lives
in the house ─ were in the sitting room watching television, when the
generator went off. It was said that the elderly woman and the nurse
decided to retire to their respective rooms, while Juliet went upstairs
with the children.
It was when the couple came back home that the household discovered that the housemaid had sneaked out with the children.
It was gathered that Onajite secured the service of the fleeing housemaid last Tuesday through a sale portal, OLX, where a visitor, identified simply as Omolade, advertised .
Omolade had allegedly posted a number on
the website for those who were interested in a “humble” housemaid to
apply ─ an advertisement to which Onajite responded.   It was learnt
that Omolade eventually took Juliet to Onajite’s office.
Onajite said, “After we came back from
the church, the children looked tired and I told Juliet to take Michael
to bed while I went to do my hair. He had not slept when I came back.
That day (Sunday) was my husband’s birthday and we decided to have a
couple’s outing. We told her to take the children to bed immediately
because they were very tired.
“We got back home at 9pm. It was
Abigail, the nurse, that opened the door for us. When we entered,
everywhere was quiet and that was when my husband became suspicious
because usually, our children would have run from upstairs to say
“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.”
Elvis, a businessman, said, “We just
hope nothing is going to happen to them. We do not have any specific
suspicion as to where she took them to.”
Onajite’s aunt, Mrs. Tina Obajuwana, said she was amazed by the housemaid’s action despite her calm look.
“When she was introduced to me on
Saturday, I thought she would be a good woman. She looked gentle and
hardly could anyone think she is evil,” she said.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP
Kenneth Nwosu, confirmed the incident, adding that efforts were on to
rescue the victims.
He said, “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.”
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Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]


  1. Don't worry Angel Micheal will rescue Micheal and Raphael In Jesus Name! I declare them untouchable, unusable and unhurt in Jesus Name! Let the wall of fire Of God surround them wherever they may be now! No evil shall befall them!

  2. why on earth wuld u shop for maids online????? that's not d issue tho,God pls protect those cute lil kids and bring them home

  3. This is ridiculous. OLX or not it could have happened irrespective of where and how they got the maid. If the omolade switched her fone off too, it means it was their plan from scratch. To get kids to steal. OLX una don enter gobe o. I pray they find them IJN.

  4. Hmmm…. You can get anything reliable from online shopping or contact sites in Nigeria. Nigerians have a way of abusing the purpose of certain things. God have mercy and bring those kids back home.

  5. The two couples should first of all be sentenced to 3 days in ikoyi prison for hiring house maid on OLX, if money make the rich turn fool, where did they keep their common sense?

    Even when I was looking for ordinary flat screen on OLX, I afraid so tay till I go to ordinary shop closer to me. Even till today, I never buy a single product on jumia even as I browse everyday with intention to buy someday because my monkey no wan go market and not come back. Masquerade should be careful when dancing to the express road i.e becareful when buying product online because that's the express road, you never know who is who? Not to talk of human being as housemaid

    If they could be sentence for 3 days and published it that stupidy is a criminal offense, this would serves as good example to others who are doing this or about

    If not, shekau would not be running from bomb and gun and yet sent those who are fool and silly among themselves to go bomb others, can't shekau carry bomb on his own body and blew it in national assembly?

    Some of this need to be treated from primary level before they become a problem again, that what lead to our national problem to day. The silly ones are being used

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