Men of the Ondo State Security Network has criticized Amotekun for killing a member of a kidnap syndicate identified as Kunle
Kunle and and his gang had allegedly abducted a trader from Ogun State, Folorunsho Shakirudeen, and were heading to the riverine area of Ondo State when they were intercepted by men of the Amotekun.
It was reported that the kidnap syndicate had demanded N10m as a ransom for the release of Shakirudeen but reduced it to N2m. The criminals were moving the victim from Okitipupa to the coastal community when they ran into Amotekun men.
It was also alleged that the hoodlums were moving in the victim’s vehicle when they ran into the Amotekun officials and tried to escape.
There was an exchange of gun duel between the criminals and the Amotekun, which led to the death of one of the kidnappers, while some men of the state security outfit sustained injuries. One of the kidnappers, Tayo Ibrahim, was also arrested and one other escaped with bullets injuries.
Ibrahim while speaking during his parade, said he was invited to the group by a member of the syndicate who works on his farm in Ogun State, and was expecting to collect the ransom in Ondo State before they ran into the men of Amotekun.
The Commander of the Ondo Amotekun Corps, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, while confirming the arrest, said the operation was part of the ongoing Operation Clean Up being embarked upon by the state security outfit.
Adeleye said the kidnap syndicate was arrested by the intelligence unit of the outfit who noticed the reckless driving of the criminals and made a manhunt to be launched for the driver.