Amotekun arrests suspected interstate kidnapper

The Amotekun Corps in Osun State on Thursday said it apprehended a suspected kidnapper, Ridwan Kasali, who allegedly abducted five children in Osogbo, the state capital.

It was learnt that Kasali was accosted and queried by some residents in Zone 6, Capitol area of Osogbo on Wednesday after they noticed his suspicious movements in the area.

After he could not give a satisfactory response, he was reportedly handed over to men of the Amotekun Corps.

The Field Commander, Osun Amotekun Corps, Amitolu Shittu, said during interrogation, the suspect confessed to abducting five children, whom he took to Ibadan, Oyo State.

Shittu said the suspect was subsequently handed over to the Department of State Services, Osun State, for further action.

He said, “The residents of the area informed us of the presence of the suspect in the neighborhood and we immediately went there.

“He told us that he came from an area in Ibadan. He also confessed that about five children had been successfully abducted and taken to Ibadan, where they were killed. We found Indian hemp on him and handed him over to the DSS for further investigation.”

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