Amotekun arrests 45 suspected kidnappers, rapists, and armed robbers in Ondo
45 suspects were arrested by the Ondo State Security Network, also known as Amotekun, for various crimes in the state.
Adetunji Adeleye (commander of Amotekun Corps) disclosed the information on Wednesday, September 21st, in Akure, while presenting the suspects before journalists.
He said that the suspects were involved in various criminal offenses including kidnapping and armed robbery as well as stealing motorbikes and rape.
Adeleye stated that the corps has begun a 24-hour patrol of the Northern Senatorial District and other parts of the state in an effort to protect lives and property.
“As we speak now, we have put measures in place to ensure that our roads are safe from the hands of criminals, our patrol vehicles are moving round for 24 hours,” he said.
“We want to reassure the good people of Ondo State to go about their normal duties. Again, the enforcement of the ban on the use of ‘Okada’ at night was also one of the major things responsible for the downward trend of criminal activities in the state generally.”
“Today is another major harvest of criminals operating within the Ondo State; a couple of weeks ago, we deployed additional hands to all the 18 local government areas to assist in beefing up the security architecture and it has actually yielded a lot of results.
“Within the last two weeks, we have 45 criminals that we have concluded their investigations and they are ready to go for prosecution,” he said.
Mr. Adeleye said there was a case of Okoye Chukwuma, who specialized in burgling cocoa stores.
“We also have one Philip Jacob who specialized in vandalizing vehicles parked in mechanic workshops overnight.”
He said that in Ore, a family was kidnapped and his men moved there immediately and were able to arrest the kidnappers and release the victims.
“We also have those that are regular in housebreaking at midnight, they have the ways of opening doors and silently entering to molest innocent people and dispossess them of their valuables.
“The trend of crimes in Ondo state is now seriously coming down, as far as we are concerned. We are impressed by the safety of lives and property of citizens in the state.
”If you look at the Akure Metropolis, all major junctions are manned by the security operatives and we are trying more to patrol within all 18 local government areas of the state,” he added.