Osun: Man apprehended by Amotekun for using charm to abduct woman

The operatives of Osun Amotekun Corps on Monday, April 1, 2024, arrested a young man, Babalola Abayomi Timothy, 35 years old from Modakeke for the abduction and kidnapping of a 35-year-old married woman, Sofiyat at Ode-Omu with “magic ring”.

The suspect was arrested by the operatives of Amotekun at Sekona after the suspect used a magic ring to control the woman from her husband’s house in Ode-omu to his residence in Modakeke where he kept her hostage for three weeks with random intercourse. The suspect on the 29th of March 2024 took the woman to Ile-Ife and dropped her along the road where the woman who raised an alarm which alerted Amotekun operatives who swung into action immediately and trailed the suspect to his hideout in Sekona where he was arrested.

The suspect confessed that on September 2023 the victim Sofiyat approached him to help her sell her palm oil because that is the business he does, and along the line, he asked her out but she refused, saying she was married. He later approached one Alfa Ilorin, an herbalist in Sekona who gave him some charms. Since then, he claims that the woman has been listening and following his command. He controlled her using charm to leave her husband and she did. He changed her sim card and they moved to Modakeke from Ode-omu. All this happened within 3 weeks and has been sleeping with her randomly.

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While revealing her ordeal, the victim said she approached the suspect to help her sell her palm oil, he asked her out but she refused and he called herto come and meet him in Modakeke, he removed her sim card and replaced it with a new one and he locked her in one house in modakeke. He will bring food there whenever he pleases and on 29 March, 2024 he came to the house to pick her and dropped her at Campus area in Ile-Ife where she raised an alarm which attracted the Amotekun operatives in the area and the suspect was trailed to his hideout in Sekona where he was arrested.

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Confirming the arrest to the newsmen in Osogbo, the Corps Commander of Osun Amotekun Corps, Brig. Gen. Bashir Adewinmbi said the suspect was arrested for the abduction and kidnapping of a 35-year-old married woman with a “magic ring” in Sekona by Amotekun operatives on Monday.

Upon the investigation, the suspect confessed to committing the act”.Adewinmbi said.

He advised the residents of the state to be very careful about who they deal with and they should be security conscious of their environment.

The suspect has been transferred to the Director of State Security Service (DSS) for subsequent interrogation and prosecution.

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