- The teacher who was arrested following the kidnapping of Amy'Leigh de Jager was allegedly using narcotics
- A voice note, reportedly from the suspect's father, claimed that she owed money to drug lords
- The kidnapped 6-year-old was able to identify the people who abducted her, later dropping her off where she was discovered and reunited with her family
The teacher nabbed for the kidnapping of Amy'Leigh de Jager was allegedly using drugs, and owed money to dealers.
News24 reports that a man claiming to be the teacher's father had sent a message to one of the 6-year-old's family members, adamant that his daughter had been behind the entire ordeal:
"I just wanted to tell you, so that you don't hear it from someone else - the mastermind behind the kidnapping of that little girl (Amy'Leigh) was my child. She organised the entire thing with the others, but she was the mastermind."
Briefly.co.za had reported that the Laerskool Kollegepark teacher had been arrested last week, along with two other suspects.
Amy'Leigh's abduction had sent ripples throughout the nation after she had been snatched from outside of her school.
“A white oom and a black oom with dreadlocks” is how the Grade R pupil described the men who held her captive, only to abandon her later in Heroult Street.
Hendrik Brandt, 25, and Savannah Kriel, 22 had been walking home from a pub in the early hours of the morning when they had found the child, rushing her to the nearest police station where she was reunited with her frantic parents, says City Press.
Amy'Leigh's mother, Angeline, had reportedly been a close friend with the 27-year-old teacher who had gone as far as asking for donations for flowers and a hamper for the child's parents after her disappearance.
The three suspects are set to appear in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate's Court later today.
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