– No fewer than 120 suspected criminals have been apprehended by Amotekun Corps in Ondo state
– The commander of the Ondo Amotekun, Chief Adetunji Adeleye made the disclosure in an interview with journalists
– According to the commander, the suspects were nabbed during its ‘Operation Clean Up’ exercise
Over 120 suspects have been arrested by the Ondo Security Network Agency, popularly known as Amotekun Corps in its ‘Operation Clean Up’ exercise, The Nation reports.
Chief Adetunji Adeleye, the commander of the Ondo Amotekun, made this known adding that said the suspects have been handed over to security agencies such as NCDC, DSS for further investigations and prosecution.
In an interview with journalists, Adeleye said crimes have reduced by 80% in the state since the launch of Operation Clean Up about a month ago.
It was gathered that the exercise was launched in Akure and other parts of the state in response to armed robbery incidents.
According to him, the security outfit recorded over 15 robbery cases within one month in Akure.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that in a swift reaction to the barbaric killing of a first-class monarch in Ondo state, Ondo Security Network Agency, the Amotekun Corps with the support of other security operatives, arrested the suspected killers of the Olufon of Ifon, Oba Isreal Adeusi.
This was disclosed at a media briefing on Wednesday, December 2, by the commander of Amotekun Corps, Adetunji Adeleye.
He said the team combed the surrounding forest in search of the killers. Going further, he disclosed that four persons kidnapped were rescued during the search operation.
In a related development, the Oyo state chapter of Amotekun claimed that the student killed in Oyo state was an armed robber and a cultist.
Amotekun was accused of killing Akolade Gbadebo, a 400-level student of the Federal College of Education Special (SPED), Oyo (with affiliation to the University of Ibadan) by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).
NANS said he was shot dead after Amotekun corps was invited to clear a barricade by students around Sabo area of Oyo town.
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