Amotekun nabs 45 suspects for alleged kidnapping, other offences in Ondo State



The Western Nigeria Security Network (Amotekun Corps) in Ondo State has arrested no fewer than 45 suspects for alleged kidnapping and other crimes.

The Corps’ Commander in the state, MrAdetunjiAdeleye, made the disclosure while parading the suspects before newsmen on Wednesday in Akure.

He said that the suspects committed the alleged offences in different parts of state.

Adeleye explained that while 14 suspects were arrested for alleged kidnapping, five were for burglary, two for violating the anti-grazing law and four others for disturbance of public peace.

The Amotekun commander said that the remaining suspects were arrested for offences including dangerous driving, stealing, and possession of stolen goods, among others.

He said that Gov. Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo State had ordered the release of 28 of the suspects, arrested for minor offences.

“The governor released them in the spirit of the festive period and they will be released with strict warning not to perpetrate such acts again,” Adeleye said.

According to him, the remaining suspects will face the full wrath of the law for committing such crimes.

He said that the corps has been able to break a kidnapping syndicate in Akoko LG.

“The two kidnap victims are present here and the bike the kidnappers were supplied with.

“This kidnap syndicate has confessed to several kidnapping activities in Akoko, Kogi and Edo states and we are still looking for their sponsor who is at large,” the commander said

Adeleye reassured residents in the state that the corps would sustain the fight against crime stressing “there is no hiding place for criminals in Ondo State.”

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