The Ondo State Security Network Agency, also known as the Amotekun Corps, has arrested two teenage girls for allegedly faking their kidnap.
The two girls, whose names have been withheld, were caught after locking themselves inside a hotel room in the Akoko area of the state and demanding a ransom from their parents for their release.
Mr. Adetunji Adeleye, the Commander of the Amotekun Corps, revealled this information on Monday while presenting the teenagers and over 20 other suspects before journalists in Akure, the state capital.
According to Adeleye, the girls, aged 13 and 15, concealed themselves and demanded a ransom of N100,000 from their mother after pretending to be kidnapped.
Adeleye also stated that the two girls threatened the monarch of the town to pay the ransom within 24-hours or “they would kill the abductees in their custody.”
The Amotekun Corps boss, who also doubles as the Special Adviser, Security Matters to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, said that the teenagers were nabbed through a joint operation with the operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) after tracking the telephone line being used by the girls.
In an interrogation with journalists, the youngest of the two sisters said they spent a night in their grandma’s house and left there around 6:00 am after they had left the house.
“We left the house because my mother used to behave as if she is not the one that gave birth to me and I decided to collect money from her,” she said.