9. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who spoke during the passing out ceremony of 192 pioneer members of the Ondo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun corps officers) on Tuesday in Akure

Officers of the Ondo State Security Network Agency, codenamed Amotekun, have arrested a four-man kidnap syndicate in Akure, the state capital.

Usman Garba, who led the kidnap syndicate, confessed that the victims were beaten while one of them was raped.

The Commander of Amotekun in the state, Adetunji Adeleye, while parading the suspects said they were apprehended after kidnapping three persons along Oda road in Akure during a rainy night operation.

According to Adeleye, the suspects initially kidnapped four persons, but one person was able to escape while they took the rest of them to their hideout.

He said after getting wind of the incident, Amotekun operatives swung into action and rescued two persons that night, and subsequently arrested the suspects during negotiations for ransom.

Adeleye disclosed that a gun, cutlass, dagger and a motorcycle were recovered from the suspects and assured the law-abiding residents of the state of adequate security of their lives and property.

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