Eid-El-Fitr celebration: Ondo Amotekun parades 45 suspects


By Folorunso Ojo, Akure

Determined to protect life and property of the people of Ondo state as promised during this festive period of Eid-El -Fitri, the Ondo security network codenamed Amotekun has paraded 45 suspected criminals.

The Commander of the Amotekun who spoke on Wednesday at the Amotekun headquarters Alagbaka Akure, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye said “As of today, we are parading 45 suspected criminals that were picked up in the acts in the 18 Local Government Areas of the state.

“Among the 45 suspects, we have 14 kidnappers, one dangerous driving suspect, five burglary cases, two anti grazing, four destruction of public peace, stealing and buying of stolen goods.

“We have a particular case where we were able to break the kidnap syndicate in Akoko Loca Government. The two kidnap victims are present and the bike the kidnappers were supplied with. In our effort to bring them out, the kidnapper that already confessed was matcheted in several places by his fellow kidnappers who wanted to cover up the crime.

According to the Commander, the officers of the corps rushed the kidnapper to the hospital and he was treated and is giving useful information, stressing that this kidnap syndicate has confessed to several kidnapping activities in Akoko, Kogi and Edo area.

He said they are still looking for their sponsor who is at large.

Adeleye however said the Ondo Governor, Lucky Ayedatiwa has directed that 28 out of the suspected criminals in the state having been profiled as first time offenders whose offences are not ones with capital punishment, are to be released to their next of kin for rehabilitation with strict warning not to perpetrated such acts again.

It would be recalled that a couple of weeks ago, the security reassured the people of Ondo State that their safety this festive period will be guaranteed.

He reassured the people that there is no hiding place for criminals in Ondo State.