Operatives of the Ondo State Security Network Agency, popularly known as Amotekun Corps have confirmed the arrest of two secondary school students, who allegedly faked their kidnap to extort money from their mother.
Pageone gathered that the two female teenagers, who were apprehended in Oka-Akoko, headquarters of Akoko South-West Local Council of the state, were in hiding for three days before they were apprehended.
The students, ages 13 and 15, who are in JSS 3 and SSS 1 classes respectively, confessed to the crime at the state headquarters of Amotekun Corps in Akure, the state capital on Monday.
According to the minors, who are siblings, they planned to act in order to get back at their mother, whom they accused of maltreating them.
While speaking on the development at the headquarters of the corps, the Commander of Amotekun Corps, Adetunji Adeleye, said an investigation has begun towards unraveling the motive behind the action of the siblings. He noted that 28 other suspects were also arrested from different parts if the State.
He stated that the arrest was achievable with the joint patrol between his men, the military, and other security agencies.
“This is in continuation of our efforts to ensure that kidnapping in Ondo State becomes a thing of the past
We have people who kidnapped themselves and raised alarm, and in our diligent investigations, we were able to unravel the mystery surrounding the disappearance to the extent that they confessed.
We have also kidnapp£d suspects of some very high-profile individuals in the society that we are working on,” he added.