The Ondo State chapter of Amotekun has arrested four persons suspected to be kidnappers in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The kidnappers were apprehended by operatives of the State Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun Corps, who also rescued one of their victims.
The security outfit said the suspects, who operated within the Pelepe axis of Oda road, at the weekend kidnapped three victims.
It was gathered that the kidnappers, who missed their target, a businessman living within Oda road, decided to abduct the three people who were taking shelter from the rain at a bus stop in the area.
When two of the abducted people were rescued, the kidnappers reportedly changed location and held on to the remaining person demanding a ransom
It was in the course of collecting ransom that one Usman Garuba was arrested by Amotekun operatives after which he led the Corps to his gang’s hideout where the remaining members were arrested.
Disclosing how he was introduced to the kidnapping crime, Usman said a man he called his master was the one who lured him after promising to give him a job.
“We missed our target. They told us the person has money and described the house but we didn’t meet the target. It was on our way back that we kidnapped these people. I came to Akure for a job.
“I was introduced to one man who I followed to the first kidnap job. We kidnapped the man and three of us realized N100,000 from the job.”
The Commander of Amotekun in the state, Adetunji Adeleye disclosed that the suspects took advantage of the rainfall to execute the crime.
While stressing that the suspects will be handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution, Adeleye stated the victims were rescued unhurt.