Ondo Amotekun Arrests 2 Minors For Kidnapping Themselves

Two secondary school students from Oka-Akoko in the Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State, have been arrested for falsely claiming to be abducted by kidnappers. The two suspects whose names were not given were among the twenty-eight suspected kidnappers arrested by the Ondo State Security Network Agency codenamed Amotekun Corps.It was learnt that students between ages of 12 and 14 faked their own kidnap and demanded ransom from their parents.Parading the suspects in Akure, the Corps Commander of Amotekun Corps, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, said they were arrested in different parts of the state for Kidnapping, cult activities, illegal possession of fire arms among others.The Commander who is also the state governor’s Special Adviser on security matters, expressed happiness that several joint patrol between Amotekun men, the military and other security agencies had been yielding positive results.Akogun Adeleye noted that the joint security patrol teams had combed some forests like Jubere forest, Ilale in Owo, Aromogija, Ute, to the boundary between Ondo and Edo States to Akoko where some of the kidnappers were arrested.Adeleye noted that “the 28 suspects we are parading today shows that we have more of kidnappers than any other criminal activities. This is in continuation of our efforts at ensuring that kidnapping in Ondo State becomes a thing of the past”.“We have people who kidnapped themselves and raised alarm and in our diligent investigations, we were able to unravel the mystery surrounding the disappearance to the extent that they confessed. We equally have kidnapped suspects of some very high profile individuals in the society that we are working on”.He added that some of the victims who were recovered, sometimes lost their senses and even forget things for days.Akogun Adeleye also urged the public not to use their names to register sim cards or anything on behalf of others.“In the last 3 weeks, we carried out sevaral joint patrol between the men of Amotekun and the military, Civil Defence as well as with with police and the joint patrol teams combed the forest like Jubere forest, Ilale in Owl, aromogija, Ute, to the boundary between Ondo State and Edo State through Akoko where some of the kidnappers were arrested.“The kidnappers are aware now that the forests in Ondo State is not for them again”, the Commander said.

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