The Regional security network, Amotekun, Ondo State Chapter has arrested 45 persons for various criminal activities in the State.
According to The PUNCH, the corps revealed that the suspects were arrested for various criminal offences which include kidnapping, armed robbery, stealing, snatching of motorbikes, rape among others, and they were arrested at different locations in the state.
The State Commander of the corps, Akogun Adeleye while parading the suspects stated that the suspects were arrested within two weeks.
He said, “A couple of weeks ago, we deployed additional hands to all the 18 local government areas of the state to assist in beefing up the security architecture of Ondo State and it has actually yielded a lot of results.
“Within the last two weeks, we have been able to curtail the excesses of the criminals ranging from kidnapping, armed robbery, and rape among others. We have 45 criminals that we have concluded their investigations and they are ready to go for prosecution”.
Adeleye explained that the corps had a case of one Okoye Chukwuma, who specialises in burgling cocoa stores, and one Philip Jacob who specialises in vandalising vehicles parked in mechanical workshops overnight.
“At Ore, in Odigbo Local Government, we have some suspects who kidnapped a family and we immediately swung into action and we were able to arrest the kidnappers and release the victims. We also have those that are regular in housebreaking, in the midnights, they have the ways of opening doors and silently entering to molest innocent people and dispose them of their valuables.
Adeleye stated, “We also have some people that specialise in using vehicles to steal goats across the state and some of the goats have been recovered from them. We have a gang of fraudsters that uses spiritual means to defraud some people in society. We have a case of some kidnappers, they usually fake that you have hit their bikes, and when you come out to sympathise with them, they will just enter the vehicle and drive the victim (s) away. We have eight suspected kidnappers from the Central and Southern Senatorial Districts of Ondo State.”
Adeleye, who is also the Special Adviser to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Security Matters, emphasised that all security agencies in the state have been properly briefed on the influx of undesirable elements to the state, declaring that the state was determined to wage war against them.