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Suspected kidnapper disguising as lunatic nabbed in Ondo

A 30-year-old man suspected to be a kidnapper has been arrested by operatives of the Ondo State Security Agency Network known as Amotekun Corps.

The suspected kidnapper identified as Labram Ibrahim was said to have feigned lunacy when he was apprehended.

Ibrahim was arrested in the Akure garage area of Ondo town, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government Area of the state, following the suspicious manner he was dressed and walked.

According to sources, the Amotekun operatives in the area, who had been monitoring him, pounced on him when he was about to be picked up by some persons in a black jeep who arrived to take him away.

One of the sources, who claimed to be a hawker in the park, said, “prior to his arrest, he was noticed and walking aimlessly like a lunatic to and fro Akure garage to Itanla junction before the black jeep pulled up beside him to carry him.

“His action raised suspicion which made people around the area gather and beat him.”

Meanwhile, the suspect confessed that he was not a lunatic, but working for one man called Rabiu Adamu in Akure, the state capital.

Ibrahim, who claimed that he is from Sokoto, narrated that Rabiu, his in-law, took him to Akure park and put him in a car going to Ondo town.

“The man paid N700 to the driver and later gave me N1500 to board a car going to Ore and from Ore to Epe where I am going to work. He did not tell me the kind of work he wants me to do.

“Rabiu was coming behind in his black jeep with three other men inside. He told me to remove my sim card and put it in Akure garage roundabout and proceeds to Ore before I was arrested at Itanla because of the way I dressed,” he said.

Amotekun Corps in Ondo town disclosed that they have swung into action to arrest the owner of the black jeep and the three men in Akure for further investigation.

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