Amotekun Corps, the Ondo State Security Agency Network, on Wednesday, December 2, announced that it has arrested some suspects in connection with the killing of Oba Israel Adeusi, the Olufon of Ifon.
The Commander of the state’s Amotekun corps, Adetunji Adeleye, who made the announcement also revealed that the suspects were arrested by a combined team of security operatives that stormed Elegbaka forest after the incident. According to him, the security operatives rescued three victims during the operation.
He said, “We combed the forest in Elegbeka and we are able to arrest some suspects and they are undergoing interrogation. We rescued three victims from the Elegbeka forest on the same night that the traditional ruler of Ifon was killed. On the recent kidnap in the state, our men, in collaboration with the conventional security agencies, local hunters, vigilantes, and the OPC went into the forest and we were able to make some arrests and those arrested are undergoing various levels of interrogation.”
The Commander added, “In the past few weeks, Ondo State had witnessed increase in kidnappings, armed robbery and men of the Amotekun Corps went into action in collaboration with other security agencies. We observed a downward trend after banning motorcyclists (okada) at night so we had to change tactics. That was why we launched Operation Clean Up, which is an intense patrol across the nook and crannies of Akure and other parts of the state. We arrested about 15 suspects during the ‘Operation Clean Up’ that we commenced yesterday (Tuesday). Most of these criminals would be turned over to the conventional security agencies for prosecution where necessary.”