*Amotekun Arrests Two Men For Attempted Kidnapping in Osun*

The operatives of Osun Amotekun Corps have arrested two men, Adeniyi Elijah, 26 years, from Ejigbo, and Abdullah Rasheed Abubakar, 19 years, from Kebbi State for attempted kidnapping in the Osogbo metropolis.

The duo were arrested by men of Amotekun on Wednesday, March 20th, 2024 at Ogidan Grammar School, and Nawarudeen Grammar School, Oke-Baale, Osogbo, Osun State at 1350hrs.

The men of Amotekun were called by the residents of the areas after noticing unfamiliar faces in their environment;the operatives of Amotekun swung into action immediately and arrested the suspects in the school’s premises.

Speaking to newsmen after the arrest, the suspect denied being a kidnapper.

Adeniyi Elijah said he brought her mother to Osogbo from Mosifa in Ejigbo Local Government to take care of the newborn baby of his elder brother’s wife at Costain area Osogbo and he used the opportunity to use his motorcycle to pick passengers so that he could gather some money before going back to Mosifa where he lives.But he was tired after carrying some passengers and he was relaxing under a tree at Nawarudeen school premises before the residents of the area raised an alarm and alleged him as a kidnapper thereby Amotekun was invited to arrest him.

The other suspect Abdullah Rasheed Abubakar said he is a commercial motorcyclist.That on Tuesday, he and some people, about twenty in numbers were staying at Ogidan school premises when the men of Amotekun arrived . But on sighting the Amotekun Corps,they all ran away; but on Wednesday, as he was relaxing on his motorcycle at Ogidan grammar school premises the operatives of Amotekun showed up and arrested him for attempted kidnapping. He denied being a kidnapper.

Recall that last week the Governor of Osun State Senator Ademola Adeleke called a security meeting where he told the security agencies to be on alert as some people are planning to kidnap the school pupils in the State.

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 is why people need to be vigilant, as they would disguised as innocent people whereas they are notorious criminals.

Upon Investigation, “the suspects have skeletons in their cupboards but they refused to confess their missions in the school’s premises during school hours.

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

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