No hiding place as Amotekun goes after kidnappers in Ondo



The Ondo State Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun Corps in collaboration with other security agencies, has arrested at least 67 men for  their alleged involvement  in kidnapping and other crimes.

The Commander of the Corps, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, who paraded the suspects at the headquarters of the command in Akure on Monday, said that many of  the suspects were already identified by their victims.

He said, “We have a good number of suspected criminals arrested during operations across Ondo state. The 67 criminals were arrested within the last two weeks of rounding up of Operation Ember Months programmes that we embarked on.

“A good number of them were suspected kidnappers while a good number of them were identified by their victims. Some of them were arrested with different types of weapons, some of them involved in housebreaking, some suspected robbers and murderers.

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“Out of these 67, we have three that could be regarded as jailbirds. One of them escaped from Benin, according to him where he was answering charges bordering on kidnapping and robbery. Another one who claimed to be running away from fellow kidnappers because he was not joining them again, we were also able to arrest him in what he termed his last operation in Kidnapping before we arrested him.

“He told us he is a member of a seven-team kidnap group terrorising the USO/Emure/Owo axis. These are cross sections of criminals troubling the peace of the state.

“The major reason for parading them is to send the signal to criminals that Ondo State cannot tolerate them and the government is resolute in ensuring that the peace and stability of the state is not disturbed by them,”

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