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Amotekun arrests 55 suspected criminals in Ondo
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Amotekun arrests 55 suspected criminals in Ondo

The Ondo State Security Network Agency, also known as Amotekun Corps, has arrested no fewer than 55 people who were allegedly involved in various criminal activities across the state.

Parading the suspects at the headquarters of the corps in Akure, the state capital, on Thursday, the state Commander of the Corps, Adetunji Adeleye, said the suspects were arrested at different locations across the state.

According to him, the suspects allegedly committed offences such as arson, stealing, kidnapping and robbery among others.

He added that the corps had commenced the 24-hour operation and patrol in a bid to ensure the yuletide season is crime-free.

He said, “This ember months patrol is aimed at ensuring that commuters and residents of Ondo state enjoy the yuletide period without fear. In furtherance, we commenced the 24-hour 7-day patrol in the 18 Local Government Areas of the state.

“On the state capital, we commenced streets by streets patrol to ensure that as against the last parade we did that we have so many instances of shops breaking, housebreaking, we decided to post those in uniform and not in uniform Amotekun men to all streets.