November 29, 2023

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Osun Amotekun Arrests Suspected Kidnapper Cum Murderer

The Osun State Security Network Agency,(Amotekun Corps) have arrested one Banji Olaniyi Julius,age 31, for the sudden disappearance of Damilare Akinranti,both natives of Mooro, Ife North Local Government Area of Osun State.

Eleven (11) months ago, Sunday, November 6, 2022 at about 0900hrs, Banji Olaniyi Julius convinced Damilare Akinranti,age 24, to follow him to a farm in Iguede, Area 5, a distant farm in that same Local Government Area; only for Damilare to get missing till date.

The suspect who lured his victim to a farm in Iguede without his family members knowledge, had since absconded from home, when it was discovered that he took Damilare to a farm in Iguede and did not return with him. Aside changing residence, has changed his mobile phone number.

Confirming his arrest, the Corps Commander, Osun Amotekun, Brig. Gen. Bashir Abiodun Adewinmbi (Rtd), affirmed that the suspect who was arrested in Jagun village of Irewole Local Government Area, has been on the radar of the Osun Amotekun after a complaint was lodged against him by the family of the missing person at the Ife North Command of the Corps.

According to General Adewinmbi, ” luck ran out of Banji, following a tip off from our extensive intelligence gathering network”.
Speaking further, he reiterated the Corps commitment to proactively identifying such criminal elements in the State, who think their actions from behind the screen won’t have consequences for them are fished out to face the wrath of the law.

Upon his arrest and preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed to have actually lured the missing person and many others to the same farm in years past.

The suspect, after extensive investigation has been handed over to the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) for further interrogation and prosecution as the law stipulates.