Ondo Amotekun dismisses 3 officers over misconduct


By Folorunso Ojo, Akure

The Ondo State Security network agency code named AMOTEKUN, has announced the dismissal of three of its men over unprofessional conducts in the course of duty.

The Corps Commander, Adetunji Adeleye made the pronouncement in Akure, the state capital on Tuesday while parading seven suspects on alleged theft and burglary.

According to the Commander, he said the corps has finally made its decision to dismiss the officers for gross misconduct on duty and they will be punished accordingly.

Adeleye said further that, a Toyota Camry “big daddy” ashes colour with computer device, phones of different brands were recovered from the suspected robbers around Ilekun, in Oda, area of the state capital.

Also a Corps member whose phone was forcefully taken at a gun point testified that, he was wounded with a broken bottle on his head by one of the robbers while dragging his phone with them.

Adeleye therefore urged the people of the state to stop moving alone at night to avert being kidnapped or attacked by the hoodlums saying “Our parade today is more of sensitization, we have seven suspected criminals and we want to inform the public that you should assist us so that we can assist you too. We recovered a vehicle which was attacked by armed bandits, and the resident of a particular community around Akure town raised the alarm and within few minutes of the alarm, we were able to moved and on getting there, while trying to rescue the victim, the armed robbers who had already taken over the vehicle drove off and we were able to retrieved the vehicle. While the efforts are on to apprehend the robbers.”

“While a lot of electronics equipment had been stolen from the residents of the community, and we decided to manhunt around the community, this happened around 2am and by 5am we were able to retrieve a lot of things that were stolen.

“And this is to reconfirm that response to distress calls is actually working for us in order to reduce crime to minimum. Again, the Easter festive is around the corner and end of fasting and we know that people will travel around during the holidays. We will be deploying 700 officers across the 18 local government areas of Ondo state to guarantee safety of lives and properties in the state.

“To commuters, we advise you to reduce traveling late in the night, and early in the morning. However, we will commence our 24-hours patrol from the end of this week to ensure safety”, he added.