A suspected kidnapper was on Monday arrested by personnel of the Ekiti State Security Network Agency, codenamed Amotekun corps, in Ifaki-Ekiti, Ido/ Osi local government area of the state.
The Amotekun corps commander Brig. Gen Joe Komolafe (rtd) told newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, yesterday that the suspect who dressed in a military uniform was arrested during the routine patrol of the security outfit.
Komolafe explained that the 23-year-old boy while coming out from the bush along the Ifaki road was accosted by men of Amotekun, ” where he confessed not to be a soldier but a kidnapper.”
He added that the suspect who claimed to reside in Oye-Ekiti had been handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.
Komolafe said, ” We arrested him in Ifaki when we are on routine patrol where he dressed in military uniform and coming out from the bush. The first name the suspect gave us is Adebayo Damola and later he said he is Emmanuel Tunde, you can see the inconsistency in his words. He is never a military man but a suspected kidnapper.
“Upon interrogation, he claimed to be from Kogi state, that he is a vulganizer residing in Oye Ekiti. When asked about his mission in Ifaki, he said he was coming from Ado where he went to attend man ‘ O war interview. Our further investigation shows that he resides in Ifaki and when he took us to his room, where we found military items. He also claimed that a military officer in the Lagos state gave him the military uniform.”
The Amotekun boss who revealed that the governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi will be launching the new security outfit on October 19, said they are ready to combat the waves of killings, kidnappings, and other heinous crimes in the state.