…parades 12 suspects
In an effort to guarantee the safety and security of Ondo state residents during the festive season, Adetunji Adeleye, Commander Amotekun in Ondo State, has announced the deployment of 1,500 corps operatives across the state.
Adeleye, who stated this on Sunday while parading some suspects at the Command’s Headquarters in Akure for allegedly committing various offences, however, said this strategic move was aimed at ensuring public safety and maintain peace during the upcoming Christmas and New Year celebrations.
He equally gave a stern warning to the criminals, even in the forest, saying there is no hiding place for them, urging them to pack and leave Ondo State.
“From the twelve being paraded today, seven of them were arrested in Owo and out of the arrested seven, four of them were contracted the job of kidnapping and armed robbery in Ondo State by the remaining three.
“We were able to apprehend them with their Riffles, Camouflage they used in deceiving unsuspecting commuters on the road and they have made lots of confessional statements.
“We also have a syndicate that specialises in the robbery of Okada in Akure and Akoko areas. Our efforts so far, is to drive home our position of zero-tolerance to all forms of criminalities and crimes in Ondo State.
“We want to further assure the good people of the State, that all security agencies are working in synergy to ensure that this yuletide period is crime free.
“To the grace of God, the yuletide festivities will be peaceful and I want to assure the good people of Ondo State, that all hands of all security agencies in the state which included; the Army, DSS, the Nigeria Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC and Amotekun Corps are on deck to guarantee 24 hours patrol and safety of lives and property of residents and commuters in the state.
“On the part of Amotekun Corps, we had embarked on a-24hr, seven days per week of security patrol of all nooks and crannies of the state and I must tell you that our efforts are yielding results”, he said.
Adeleye, however, appealed to residents to ensure moderation while celebrating the yuletide and endeavour to “say something, when they see something strange”