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Amotekun arrests 14 suspected kidnappers in Ondo

Amotekun arrests 14 suspected kidnappers in Ondo
April 10
19:17 2024

The Ondo command of the south-west security network also known as Amotekun says its operatives have arrested 14 suspected kidnappers.

Adetunji Adeleye, commander of Amotekun in Ondo, paraded the suspects in Akure, the state capital, on Wednesday.

He said the 14 suspected kidnappers were among the 45 “criminals” arrested in the state for different offences.

The commander said Lucky Aiyedatiwa, governor of Ondo, has ordered the release of 28 suspects in the ”spirit of Eid-el-Fitr”.

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He said those freed have been profiled as first-time offenders, adding that their offences were not of capital punishment.

Adeleye said the remaining suspects “will face the full wrath of the law for committing such crimes because we have profiled them”.

“As of today, we are parading 45 suspected criminals that were picked up in the acts in the 18 LGA. A couple of weeks ago, we reassured the people of their safety this festive period,” he said.

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“Among the 45 suspects, we have 14 kidnappers, one dangerous driving, five burglary cases, two anti-grazing, four destruction of public peace, stealing and buying of stolen goods.

“We have a particular case where we were able to break a kidnap syndicate in Akoko LG.

“The two kidnap victims are present here and the bike the kidnappers were supplied with. In our strive to bring them out, the kidnapper that had already confessed to us was macheted in several places by his fellow kidnapper who wanted to cover up the crime.

“The officers of the corp rushed the kidnapper to the hospital and he was treated. He has given useful information.

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“This kidnap syndicate has confessed to several kidnapping activities in Akoko, Kogi and Edo areas. And we are still looking for their sponsor who is at large.”

The Amotekun commander assured the people of the state that the security outfit would continue to prevent criminal activities in the coastal state.

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