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  • Updated: March 04, 2024

Ondo: Amotekun nabbed 67 suspected criminals in two week

Ondo: Amotekun nabbed 67 suspected criminals in two week

The Ondo State Amotekun Corps has reported the arrest of 67 suspected criminals over the past two weeks, according to Adetunji Adeleye, the state commander of the Amotekun Corps.

Adeleye stated that most of the arrested individuals were suspected kidnappers, identified by their victims. 

He added that some of the suspects were apprehended with various weapons and were involved in activities such as housebreaking, robbery, and murder. Three of the suspects had previous criminal records.

Adeleye assured residents that the corps, along with other security agencies, remained committed to ensuring the safety of the state and fostering socio-economic activities.

Adeleye also expressed concern over the increasing number of individuals falsely claiming to be hunters and trespassing into state reserves, particularly among young men.

According to him, the state government will not tolerate anybody without a genuine excuse to be in the forest reserves.

“A worrisome group that we observed recently is young men in their hundreds, saying they are hunters with dogs entering the nooks and crannies of the state.

“We must know why he is coming, and he must have a reference point, not just tell us that you are coming from up north and want to go into our forest reserves and hunt.

“We are not opposed to hunting, but we have rules and regulations guiding whoever wants to enter our reserves, so we have sent them back to their states on the governor’s directive,” he said.

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