Amotekun arrests 3 escapee inmates, parades 64 other suspected criminals in Ondo


By Folorunso Ojo, Akure

Commander of the Ondo state security agency code name Amotekun corps Akogun Adetunji Adeleye has disclosed that the corps have arrested three jailbirds in Akure the Ondo state capital.

Akogun Adeleye disclosed this while parading 64 other criminals who were arrested within the last two weeks of rounding up of operation ember months programmes that the corps embarked on across the 18 local government areas of the state.

The names of the 3 jailbirds are Taiwo Adeola Juwon Olanrewaju and Olajide Okayemi

According to the commander,One of them escaped from Benin, where he was answering charges bordering on kidnapping and robbery. Another one who claimed to be running away from fellow kidnappers because he was not joining them again was also arrested during what he termed his last operation in Kidnapping, before he was arrested . He told us he is a member of a seven team kidnap group terrorizing iso/emure/Owo axis.

Akogun Adeleye said a good number of the criminals were suspected kidnappers while a good number of them were identified by their victims. Some of them were arrested with different types of weapons, some of them housebreaking, some suspected robbers and murderers.

The major reason for parading them is to send the signal to criminals that Ondo State cannot tolerate them and the government is resolute in ensuring that the peace and stability of the state is not disturbed by them. Once you know that there is no way you engage in criminal activities and you won’t be arrested, I want to advise them to go. I want to continue to reassure the good people of the state that the Amotekun, and all other security agencies especially the military, NSCDC and police, that we remain resolute in our determination to continue to make Ondo State safe for our socio-economic activities.