Akure — POLICE in Ondo State, yesterday, arrested three teenagers for attempting to kidnap an 11-year-old boy, Precious Kehinde, in Ondo.
The teenagers, whose ages ranged between 13 and 15, were arrested by detectives acting on tip-off at Iparuku Street in Ondo town.
Vanguard learnt from the police that report of the activities of the teenagers in the town was lodged at the Enuowa Divisional Police Station in Ondo town.
Police source said that the report was brought by a youth leader in the community, where the teenagers planned to kidnap the boy.
Grandmother of Kehinde, Mrs. Moronike Akinbinum, said that she was in her house at Iparuku Street, when somebody called and informed her that her child had been kidnapped by two young boys, who were making spirited effort to take him away.
Akinbinu said that she rushed to the scene and saw the two boys dragging Kehinde. She added that she raised alarm at that point, which attracted people, who came to her rescue.
According to her, the suspected kidnappers were later arrested and taken to the police station for questioning.
Another suspect, who was said to have a link with the crime was later arrested by the police.