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  • Updated: July 17, 2023

Two Minors Arrested For Self-Kidnap In Ondo State

Two Minors Arrested For Self-Kidnap In Ondo State

The Amotekun Corps in Ondo State has arrested two female minors who stage-managed their abduction in Oka-Akoko, Akoko South West local council area.

Upon arrest, the two minors, aged 15 and 13 also confessed to being maltreatment by their mother.

The girls who are in Junior Secondary School 3 and Senior Secondary School 1, were among 28 suspected criminals paraded by the state security outfit on Monday in Akure.

It was gathered that the girls after the act, demanded N100,000 as ransom from their parents

"We told our parents that we’ve been kidnapped to punish our mother who used to maltreat us and has made life miserable for the two of us.

“I was the one who initiated the plan because I wanted to punish my mother, who has been behaving as if she is not my mother. I never wanted to use the money for anything but just to punish her."

The State Commander of Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye, 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.

”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."

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