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Amotekun arrests 31 for kidnapping, illegal firearms possession, others



Amotekun arrests robbery suspects in Ondo

The Western Nigeria Security Network (Amotekun Corps) in Ondo State claims to have detained 31 people for various alleged offences across the state’s 18 local government areas.

Mr. Adetunji Adeleye, Commander of the Amotekun Corps, made the announcement while paradeing the suspects before reporters in Akure on Wednesday.

Adeleye stated that the individuals were arrested for alleged kidnapping, illegal firearm possession, and shop and housebreaking.

The commander stated that the corps would not waver in its efforts to purge the state of criminal groups.

He also stated that the administration was determined to ensure that investors, farmers, citizens, and commuters could move freely around the state without fear of being attacked by hoodlums.


Adeleye stated that the government, led by Gov. Lucky Aiyedatiwa, had asked the leaders of the state’s security agencies to apprehend criminals who had been disrupting public order.

“We want to reassure the good people of Ondo State that Amotekun is intact and we will continue our 24-hour patrol.

“We will continue to track all criminals from the cities to the forest reserves and ensure that travellers are not molested,” he said.

Adeleye also said that the command has deployed approximately 100 Amotekun troops to Ekiti State in response to the Monday kidnapping incident.


“A couple of hours ago, we had an unfortunate situation in Ekiti State, and the Ondo State Governor directed that we should move to the state to assist in the security situation.

“We deployed about 100 personnel to Ekiti State to assist them, and we have been there in the last 48 hours; some arrests have been made.

“And the investigation is still ongoing on those that we arrested, and we will continue to arrest until the perpetrators of such dastardly acts are fished out.

“So, the solution to this insecurity in the country, especially in the south-west, is for the federal government to put in place the grassroots state police,” he said.

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