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Osun Amotekun arrests two suspects for attempted kidnapping

By Michael Ofulue, Osogbo

The operatives of Osun Amotekun Corps have arrested two suspects, Adeniyi Elijah, 26, and Abdullah Rasheed Abubakar, 19 for attempted kidnapping.

The suspects were reportedly nabbed by men of Amotekun who acted on a tip-off at Ogidan Grammar School, and Nawarudeen Grammar School, Oke-Baale areas in Osogbo, Osun State capital

Sources said operatives of Amotekun were alerted by the residents of the areas after noticing unfamiliar faces in their environment.

Our correspondent learnt that immediately information got to the operatives of Amotekun, they swung into action and apprehended the suspects in the school’s premises.

The two suspects while speaking with newsmen denied being kidnappers

One of the suspect identified as Adeniyi Elijah said he brought her mother to Osogbo from Mosifa in Ejigbo Local Government to take care of the newborn baby from his elder brother’s wife at Costain area Osogbo .

He stated that after dropping her mother in-law, he used his motorcycle to carry passengers so that he can gather some money before going back to Mosifa where he lives.

According to him, having dropped some of his passengers and decided to relax under a tree at Nawarudeen school premises before the residents of the area raised alarm and alleged him as a kidnapper and Amotekun was invited to arrest him.

Also speaking the second suspect Abdullah Rasheed Abubakar said he was a commercial motorcyclist operator.

He stated that he was staying at Ogidan school premises when men of Amotekun arrested him ogidan grammar school premises when he was apprehended saying he was never a kidnapper.

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Confirming the arrest to the newsmen in Osogbo, the Corps Commander of Osun Amotekun Corps, Brig. Gen. Bashir Adewinmbi said the suspected kidnappers were arrested at different locations in Osogbo disguised as commercial motorcyclists.

He said the kidnappers are using different techniques to kidnap their victims that why people need to be vigilant, as they will be disguised as innocent people whereas they are notorious criminals.

Upon Investigation, “the suspects have a skeleton in their cupboard and they refused to confess their mission in the school’s premises during school hours.

The suspects have been transferred to the police Anti-Kidnapping Unit for subsequent interrogation and prosecution.

Osun Amotekun arrests two suspects for attempted kidnapping

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