We’ve arrested suspected killers of Ondo monarch — Amotekun

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The Ondo State Security Agency Network, the Amotekun, on Wednesday, said it had arrested some persons connection the killing of the Olufon of Ifon, Oba Israel Adeusi.

Oba Adeusi shot dead by gunmen at Elegbeka on the Akure-Owo-Benin Expressway the Ose Local Government Area of the state last Thursday.

The monarch said to be returning from Akure, where he attended a meeting, when he ran into the bandits.

The state Commander of Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye, announced the arrest of the suspects while speaking to journalists Akure.

He, however, did not disclose the identities and number of the suspects.

According to the Amotekun boss, the suspects were arrested by the men of the outfit, combed the forest after the incident.

He said three kidnap victims were also by his men during the .

Adeleye stated, “We combed the forest in Elegbeka and we are able to arrest some suspects and they are undergoing interrogation. We three victims from the Elegbeka forest on the same night that the traditional ruler of Ifon killed.

“On the recent kidnap in the state, our men, in collaboration the conventional , local hunters, vigilantes and the went into the forest and we were able to make some arrests and those arrested are undergoing various levels of interrogation

“What we observed in the last weeks is a downward trend in criminal activities within the state. This is the Amotekun Corps decided to change tactics so that we can sustain the relative peace in the state.

“We have commenced what we tagged: ‘ Clean ’ in the state. This is to take the war against criminality to every corner of the state rather than wait for the criminals to come out.”

Adeleye also disclosed that the agency had arrested no fewer than 15 persons for various criminal activities in the state after it launched the ‘ Clean ’ as part of efforts to flush out bandits from the state.

He explained that the suspects were arrested at various locations across the state, adding that men of the security outfit had been deployed in flashpoints across the state.

He said, “We visited some of the dark spots between midnight and 4am; we were able to arrest about 15 of these criminals where they were committing the criminal acts.

“We arrested about 15 suspects during the ‘Operation Clean ’ that we commenced yesterday (Tuesday). Most of these criminals would be turned over to the conventional for prosecution where .”

He added that men of the Amotekun Corps in the state had redoubled their efforts in the deployment of personnel, surveillance and and search operations in the territory.