Amotekun prosecutes 600 suspects in Ondo 

No fewer than 600 suspects have been profiled and prosecuted between January and June 2024 by the Western Security Network code-named ‘Amotekun’ corps in Ondo state. 

The commander of the corps, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, made the disclosure in Akure, Ondo state capital, while parading a set of 48 suspected criminals that were apprehended for disturbing peace of communities in the state.

He stated that the  suspects  have been prosecuted before various courts of Law.

Adeleye added that the suspected criminals were arrested at various points across the state involving in crimes ranging from houses/shops breaking, vandalisation of public properties, kidnapping amongst others.

The Amotekun boss noted that with the joint cooperation of other security operatives in the state, the rate of crime and criminality were able to be stemmed-down.

 He stated that Governor Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa is resolute at making the state free from crime and people with criminal intentions are not given space in the state for economic growth and peaceful atmosphere for the citizenry.

While  stating that the rate of kidnapping in the state has gone down by 90 percent , he said: “We only have them in the boarders, the extreme. But in all of these few occasions, we ensure that we rescue the victims and the suspects are made to face the music of law.”

He advised passengers boarding roadside vehicles to always patronise the designated motor parks and save themselves from risk of kidnapping or other crimes in the process.

He said: “Equally, there is this syndicate that specialises in what is called ‘One-chance’ in local parlance that was arrested.  Unsuspecting commuters board their vehicles and they will get midway, rob them, dispossess them of their valuables and make away with it.”