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Kidnap gang specialised in hypnotising victims nabbed by Ondo Amotekun

Amotekun says it remains resolute in maintaining zero tolerance for crime in the state, calling on criminals to vacate the state.

• August 2, 2022
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Ondo State Security Network, Amotekun, has arrested six suspected members of a gang who specialise in hypnotising their victims before kidnapping them.

The suspects, who were arrested in Odigbo Local Government Area of the state, included two females and a herbalist, who fortifies the kidnap syndicate before going on operation.

They were paraded on Tuesday in Akure alongside 39 other suspects arrested for various criminal offences ranging from kidnapping, armed robbery, stealing, and snatching of motorbikes among others.

Adetunji Adeleye, the Amotekun commander, who paraded the suspects before newsmen said: “the six kidnap syndicate uses spiritual means to hypnotise people they carry on their motorcycle to an unknown destination.

“We have a case of one of them that specialises in killing motorcycle riders and taking over the motorcycle, dismantling and sending out of the state. We tracked him to Ore in Odigbo and we arrested his accomplice and the ring leader escaped to Ogun state.  We contacted the Amotekun in Ogun state who assisted us in apprehending him. 

“We also have another group that specialises in kidnapping. They kidnaped a lady in Ore but we were able to get the victim out alive without ransom and we were able to apprehend the suspected kidnappers,” he said. 

Mr Adeleye, who explained that the suspects will be charged to court after completion of the investigation, added that all the security agencies in the state have been properly briefed on the influx of undesirable elements to the state and it is determined to wage war against them.

He noted that Amotekun remains resolute in maintaining zero tolerance for crime in the state, calling on criminals to vacate the state.

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