Kidnapping, robbery: Ondo Amotekun launches Ember Months Patrol, nabs 33 suspects
By: Ade Adeleke
The Ondo State Security Network codenamed Amotekun corps, has assured the people especially travellers that security operatives are working round the clock to ensure hitch-free yuletide season.
The Corps Commander of Amotekun, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye who gave the assurance while parading 33 suspected criminals at the corps headquarters in Akure.
According to Chief Adeleye, the arrested suspects included kidnappers, stealing okada snatching syndicates, burglary and armed robbers.
The Governor’s Special Adviser on security matters pointed out that all the security agencies in the state had agreed to embark on “ember months patrol“ during this festive season to forestall all forms of criminalities.
The state Commander said the suspected criminals were arrested in various locations across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state.
He said, “We have a cross-section of suspected criminals that have been terrorising every part of the state, for the parade today (Monday) we have 33 suspects and their activities range from suspected kidnappers, housebreaking, theft, stealing of motorbikes, trading of human being, and cross-section of criminal activities.
“As you are aware, the festive period is drawing near, I want to use this opportunity to reassure members of the public that the Ondo Security Agency, Amotekun Corp remains resolute I’m ensuring that the festive period goes without security bridges.
“These 33 suspected criminals were picked up from various local governments and parts of the state, for some of them, we have concluded the investigation and they would go for prosecution, while we hasten up on the remaining and follow the due process of law.”
He disclosed that 18 of the suspects would be arraigned in court on Tuesday (today), while the remaining were still under investigation,” the commander stated.