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33 arrested for kidnapping, robbery in Ondo

No fewer than 33 persons have been arrested by Ondo State Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun over their involvement in various criminal activities in the state.

This was contained in a statement by the state Commander of the Corps, Akogun Adeleye, noting that the suspected criminals were arrested in various locations across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state.


Adeleye, while parading the suspects on Monday, at the headquarters of the command in Akure the state capital, said the suspects were involved in crimes that include, kidnapping, burglary, and stealing among others.

He explained that 18 of the suspects would be arraigned in court on Tuesday, while the remaining were still under investigation.


He said, “We have a cross-section of suspected criminals that have been terrorising every part of the state, for the parade today (Monday) we have 33 suspects and their activities range from suspected kidnappers, housebreaking, theft, stealing of motorbikes, trading of human being, and cross-section of criminal activities.

“As you are aware, the festive period is drawing near, I want to use this opportunity to reassure members of the public that the Ondo Security Agency, Amontekun Corp remains resolute I’m ensuring that the festive period goes without security bridges.

“These 33 suspected criminals were picked up from various local governments and parts of the state, for some of them, we have concluded the investigation and they would go for prosecution, while we hasten up on the remaining and follow the due process of law.

“The 16 of them are ready to go for prosecution tomorrow, while the investigation is going on for others,” the commander stated.