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Minors Arrested For Faking Kidnap, Demanding Ransom From Mother In Ondo

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Minors Arrested For Faking Kidnap, Demanding Ransom From Mother In Ondo

They were later arrested in a hotel after staying there for three days.

Operatives of the Ondo State Security Network Agency, Amotekun Corps have arrested two minors for allegedly feigning being kidnapped.

The girls who are from the same parents were arrested by Amotekun in Oka-Akoko, Akoko South-West Local Government Area of Ondo State, and were in JSS 3 and SSS 1 classes.

They were arrested after locking themselves inside a hotel room in the Akoko area of the state and demanded ransom from their parents for their release.

The Commander of the Amotekun Corps, Adetunji Adeleye, disclosed this to the newsmen on Monday, July 17, and said the girls demanded a ransom of N100,000 from their mother after faking their abduction.

He added that the two girls also threatened the monarch of the town to pay the ransom within 24 hours or ‘they would kill the abductees in their custody.’

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The Amotekun Corps boss, who also doubles as the Special Adviser, Security Matters to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, said that the teenagers were nabbed through a joint operation with the operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) after tracking the telephone line being used by the girls.

The younger sister disclosed that she and her sister spent the night in their grandma’s place and left the place around 6:00 am.

According to her, on their way home, her elder sister informed her that she had a plan to get money from their mother and revealed her plan to declare themselves kidnapped and asked for N50,000 ransom from their mother.

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She said, “It was my sister that taught me what to say when we put a call through to our mother. We didn’t know that it was the monarch that was speaking with us on the phone when we threatened to kill our captives if they failed to pay the ransom quickly.”

The Amotekun commandant said the two minors from Oka-Akoko, kidnapped themselves and demanded N100,000 ransom from their parents and the traditional ruler of the community.

‘’They were later arrested in a hotel after staying there for three days. Their parent raised the alarm that their children were kidnapped and reported at the Amotekun office, and we swung into action but when they called for ransom we tracked the phone number they used and we were able to arrest them, but the young girls attributed their action to the ill-treatment by their mother.
We appreciate the Department of State Service (DSS) for assisting us in apprehending them.

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When they were negotiating, they even threatened the traditional ruler that if the ransom was not paid within two hours, they are going to kill the victims without knowing that they are the criminals perpetrating the act.” he said


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