Ondo Amotekun arrests suspect for kidnapping Four-year old Boy
Men of the Ondo state Security Network Agency codenamed Amotekun Corps have arrested a suspected kidnapper, Samuel Lucky Akpan, for abducting a four-year-old boy in Akure with an intent of selling him for N200,000.
The arrest was in continuation of the third phase of ‘Operation Clean Up’ by the Amotekun Corps in Ondo State.
Parading the suspect alongside 17 others before newsmen in Akure, the state Commander of Amotekun, Chief Adetunji Adeleye,
said the suspects had been terrorizing residents of the state.
He said they were arrested at different locations for various offences including, kidnapping , internet fraud and cultism.
Chief Adeleye said the feat was in continuation of the Command’s determination to rid the state off criminals threatening the lives and peace of residents.
He said, “We also have someone who kidnapped a-four-year old boy. But with the help of the people around., we were able to rescue the boy, and apprehend him,”he added.
The 23-year-old kidnapper, Akpan, who abducted the four-year-old boy in Alagbaka , while speaking with The Hope Metro, confessed to the crime, saying he was planning to sell the boy for N200, 000.
Akpan, who is a friend of the boy’s family said, “The boy always come to play with me from his mother’s shop.
“I was already on my way to sell the boy for two hundred thousand naira, when I was arrested by some group of people.
“The man I wanted to sell the child to was already waiting for me as I placed certain kind of leave on the boy’s head.
“If somebody places that leave together with some incantations on anyone, the person will not be able to say anything again.
“I haven’t gone far from the shop of the boy’s mother when I was nabbed by men of the Amotekun Corps.”
Chief Adeleye further said the cultist was arrested following the aftermath of a clash he had with some persons in his community, adding that he brought out a pistol and threatened the lives of people around the area.
“Investigations revealed that the 27-year-old robbery suspect and cultist, Sola Ogunyemi, just got out of jail six months ago.
“An English revolver pistol which he claimed belonged to leader of ‘Eiye Confraternity was recovered from him,”the Commander said.
Other suspects who were apprehended for internet fraud were nine middle-aged young men whose ages range between 18 to 30 years.
They include; Adegboro Opeyemi, Taopheek Yusuf, Micheal Olawole, Sadiku Kehinde, Sule Kabiru, Adetula Ayodeji, Olatokunbo Taiwo, Suleman and Ayuba Imoleayo.
According to the Amotekun boss, the Corps will terminate the second phase of “Operation Clean Up” to embark on phase three of the “Operation Clean Up” in the state.
“Over the last two months, we have been on the field and so many criminals have been apprehended.
“As you can see, their crimes range from kidnapping to armed robbery, house breaking, rape and even Internet fraud.
“We have a number of criminals that are here who are going through different stages of interrogation and awaiting prosecution, “he said.
The Commander also disclosed that those of the suspects whose investigations had been concluded would be charged to court.