The Ondo State Security Network Agency, also known as Amotekun, have arrested two teenagers for allegedly faking their kidnap and demanding ransom from their mother.
While Parading the suspects at the headquarters of the command in Akure, the state capital city of Ondo state, on Monday, July 17, the state Commander of the Corps, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, disclosed that the two female secondary school girls were 13 and 15 years of age. Both were said to be in JSS 1 and JSS 3, respectively.
Adeleye said, the suspects planned their kidnap by hiding somewhere at Oka-Akoko, Akoko South-West Local Government Area of the state, and called their mother, while pretending to be kidnappers who abducted them and proceeded to demand a sum of N100,000 as ransom.
Adeleye stated that the suspects pretending to be kidnappers, also called and threatened the monarch of their town to facilitate paying the ransom within 24 hours or they would kill the abductees in their custody.
The state commander of the corps said;
“The 28 suspects we are parading today (Monday) shows that we have more kidnapping 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 their disappearance to the extent that they have confessed.”