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  • Updated: February 06, 2024

Ondo: Amotekun arrests, parades 149 suspected criminals

Ondo: Amotekun arrests, parades 149 suspected criminals

The Western Nigeria Security Network, (Amotekun) has apprehended 149 alleged criminals in three local government areas of Ondo State.

Adetunji Adeleye, Commander of Amotekun in Ondo State, revealed this on Tuesday while parading the suspects before the media.

According to Adeleye, the majority of the suspects claimed to have come into the state as hunters and were detained with rifles, bags of Indian hemp, and cutlasses.

He stated that the arrests were conducted in areas where robberies and kidnappings are common in local governments.

“They surprisingly and carefully concealed and kept their weapons, bags of Indian hemp, and cutlasses under their vehicles, and they claimed that they were coming from various parts of the country.

“The pertinent question we are asking is: “Why are they hiding their guns?” If they are genuine hunters, why not come out openly?

“One begins to wonder why they would come from the extreme parts of the country to hunt in a village, in a forest they had never been to,” he said.

The commander stated that while every Nigerian has the right to travel anywhere in the country, they do not have the right to carry firearms.

He stated that once the investigations were completed, the suspects would be brought to the appropriate government agencies for further profiling.

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