BREAKING: Amotekun Operatives Arrests 17 suspected Criminals
Operatives of Ondo State Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun has arrested 17 people who were allegedly involved in various criminal activities in the state in recent times.
Specifically, the suspects were alleged to have been involved in crimes such as armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism, snatching, and dismantling of motorcycles among others.
The state Commander of the Amotekun Corps, Adetunji Adeleye, who paraded the suspects on Wednesday, at the headquarters of the command in Akure, the state capital, said the arrests were made in collaboration with other security agencies in the state.
He said, “Today, we have 17 criminals or suspected criminals and we have begun an investigation to ascertain criminal offences which they have committed.
“Findings have shown, that there has been a decline in criminal activities, especially those that have to do with neighborhood criminal activities like housebreaking, stealing among others within the state in the last one month.
“We have an unusual increase of influx of herdsmen into our communities and most of the time, it goes with kidnapping.
“On Monday, we got a distress call from a community in Akure, that two of their members were whisked away and within few minutes, we got there, cordoned off the area, rescued them and arrested one of the kidnappers who confessed that other four gun-wielding members have fled to the southern part of the country.