How Amotekun foiled ex-convict's kidnap attempt


Amotekun security outfit

By Olajide Idowu

The Osun Commander of Amotekun Corps, Retired Brig.-Gen. Bashir Adewinmbi, said on Monday that an ex-convict has been arrested while allegedly attempting to kidnap an 8-year-old girl.

Adewinmbi, in a statement, said that the suspect, a resident of Lawole Compound in Iresi town, was arrested on Saturday at about 2:30 p.m.

He was discovered by residents trying to forcefully drag the girl away.

“The suspect tried to lure the girl with N50, who was sent on an errand by her mother, but later forcefully grabbed her and tried to take her away when the girl refused to collect the money from him.

“It was at the point of trying to drag the girl away that the girl raised an alarm, attracting residents to what he was doing.

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“Residents later chased after him, arrested him, and called in Amotekun officers from Olorunda Local Government to take him away.

“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime and added that he planned to use the girl for money rituals if he succeeded,” the commander said.

According to him, the suspect, upon interrogation, allegedly said that had the girl collected the N50, “she would have disappeared and reappeared at his herbalist’s place in Ejigbo, where the ritual is expected to take place”.

Adewinmbi added that the suspect said he had been convicted before for robbery but now works as a block moulder.


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