Suspected killers of Ifon monarch arrested

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Some killers of the traditional ruler of Ifon Ose local government, Oba Israel Adeusi, the Olufon of Ifon, have been arrested.

Identity of the was yet to be made public because of the ongoing investigation into the .

They were arrested by a combine of security operatives that stormed Elegbaka forest after the of the monarch.

Oba Adeusi was killed last Thursday by kidnappers between Elegbeka and Ifon while returning from a Akure.

Commander of the Ondo Security Network Agency also known as Corps, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, who disclosed this at a press briefing Akure, said four were rescued during the search for killers of Oba Adeusi.

Chief Adeleye said the arrested were undergoing interrogations.

Adeleye who debunked insinuations that his men were not in the bush said surveillance has been mounted at the farm of Chief Olu Falae to prevent further attack on the farm by herdsmen.

He said the herdsmen have fled the area.

Similarly, the Ondo boss said the “ Clean Up” launched on Tuesday led to the of over 20 from various black spots in Akure and environs.

He said some of the suspects were caught in the act of committing robbery.

Chief Adeleye explained that the Clean Up was meant to take the to the criminals in various hide outs in the or the forest.

His words, “In the past few weeks, Ondo State witnessed increase in kidnappings, and men of the Corps went into action in collaboration with other security agencies.

“We observed a downward trend after the ban of okada at night so we had to change tactics. That was why we launched the Clean Up which is intense patrol across the nook and cranny of Akure and other parts of the state.

“The idea is to take the to the kidnappers, criminals or wherever they are hiding and we have recorded huge success. Amotekun operates in the bush, forest, water and anywhere.”

On the of some cows, Chief Adeleye said the cows were caught destroying a farm and the herders fled.

He said the cows would not be released until the owners reached amicable agreement with the whose crops were destroyed.

The Nation