The Ondo State Security Network Agency code named “Amotekun Codps” has once again, gotten a bumper harvest of criminals terrorizing residents of the state as a 24 hours security patrol begings in the state.
The Amotekun Corps Commander, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, said this on Wednesday in Akure while parading the 45 suspects before journalists.
Adeleye also said in it’s efforts to ensure the safety of lives and property of residents, the corps had begun a 24-hour patrol in the Northern Senatorial District of the state and other parts.
He said the Ondo highways were now safe from the hands of criminal elements.
According to him, criminals paraded ranged from kidnappers, armed robbers and rapists, among others.
“As we speak now, we have put measures in place to ensure that our roads are safe from the hands of criminals, our patrol vehicles are moving round for 24 hours.
“We want to reassure the good people of Ondo State to go about their normal duties. Again, the enforcement of the ban on the use of ‘Okada’ in the night was also one of the major things responsible for the downward trend of criminal activities in the state generally.
“Today is another major harvest of criminals operating within the Ondo State; a couple of weeks ago, we deployed additional hands to all the 18 local government areas to assist in beefing up the security architecture and it has actually yielded a lot of results.
“Within the last two weeks, we have 45 criminals that we have concluded their investigations and they are ready to go for prosecution,” he said.
The Amotekun boss said there was a case of Okoye Chukwuma, who specialised in burgling cocoa stores.
“We also have one Philip Jacob who specialised in vandalising vehicles parked in mechanic workshops overnight.”
He said that in Ore, a family was kidnapped and his men moved there immediately and were able to arrest the kidnappers and release the victims.
“We also have those that are regular in house breaking in the midnight, they have the ways of opening doors and silently entering to molest innocent people and dispossess them of their valuables.
“The trend of crimes in Ondo state is now seriously coming down, as far as we are concerned.
”We are impressed by the safety of lives and property of citizens in the state.
”If you look at the Akure Metropolis, all major junctions are manned by the security operatives and we are trying more to patrol within the all 18 local government areas of the state,” he said.
“These are the paraded suspected criminals that we have concluded their investigation and are ready to go for prosecution.
Okoye Chukwuma (Cocoa Store, Akure) Ajetumobi Michael. Akintunde Tayo, Akindehinde Kolawole, Aladahunsi Dare, Sunday David, Akinsuoju Akinlolu, Michael Dalung.
ARRESTED FOR THEFT/STEALING
Mohammed Kareem, Clement Okoye, Mudashiru Adamu, Henry Nwoke, Chimezie Elihas, Kehinde Joshua (stealing of goats), Azeez Ibrahim, Akinwusere Shina, Ife Oluwadare, Mohammed Abubakar
SUSPECT MOTOR PART VANDALS
Philip Jacob, Michael Samson. Sunday James, John Agil, Yohana John.
Okunlola Victor, Bakare Mustapha, Musbandon Jamiyu, Musibau Saheed, Musibau Suleiman
Yahaya Yaro, Moses Jacob
SUSPECTED HUMAN TRAFFICKERS
Mary Alaba, Okiki Hope, Okiki Oluwatobi.
Daniel Tosan, Emmanuel Ikpe, Godwin Ikpe.
Emmanuel Michael – Civil Disturbance
Lucky Ojo- Civil Disturbance, Sefunmi Tosin- Assault, Abdulrasaq Mohammed- Robbery, Audi Rabiu, Arije Ope –
Arije Ope, Adegoke Olawale
Impersonation of Amotekun.
Items stolen were: two Generators, provision items, Two Plasma TVs, one 20 inch television, two laptops, two goats, one gas cylinder, one DVD, two (2) Motorcycles, Nine and a half bundles of roofing sheets, dismembered motor parts.