Amotekun arrests 45 suspects for kidnapping, cultism in Ondo

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Operatives of the Ondo command of the south-west security network, also known as Amotekun, have arrested 45 suspected criminals across the state.

While parading the suspects on Monday in Akure, the state capital, Adetunji Adeleye, commander of the corps, said the suspects were arrested during the 24/7 constant patrol of the corps.

Adeleye said the offences committed ranged from breaking of shops, kidnapping to cultism.

The Amotekun commander said one of the criminals, a 17-year-old boy, was arrested for allegedly vandalising electricity transformers in the state.


“Of particular note is a set of criminals which faith caught up with while cutting the cables, when electricity was supplied and burnt half of his body,” Adeleye said.

“We arrested him, because the moment it happened, he was rushed to three different hospitals and when they got wind that detectives from Amotekun were on their trail, they moved him out of Akure.

“We also trailed him to the location and brought him in a very terrible state.


“He was to be killed so that he will not reveal his sponsors.

“We had to revive him and brought him to the health facility of the corps where we spent a lot of money to make him come back to life.

“He was able to tell us about nine other members of the gang, including their godfather who is on the run. We are on the trail of the godfather.”

The Amotekun commander assured the people of the state that the government is resolute in guaranteeing the safety of their lives and properties.


“We want to appeal that members of the public should give us timely and accurate information to work with because more than 70 percent of these criminals were apprehended due to the timely information that we got,” he said.

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