MEN of the Ondo State Security Agency Network popularly known as the Amotekun Corps have successfully arrested a number of hoodlums suspected of being those responsible for the recent murder of the Olufon of Ifon Oba Israel Adeusi.
Last Thursday, Oba Adeusi was shot dead by gunmen at Elegbeka on the Akure-Owo-Benin Expressway in the Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State . He was returning from Akure, where he attended a meeting, when he ran into the bandits, who opened fire for no known reason.
Chief Adetunji Adeleye, the Ondo State commander of Amotekun, announced the arrest of the suspects but did not disclose the identities and number of the suspects. He added the suspects were arrested by the men of the Amotekun Corps, who combed the forest for them and three kidnap victims were also rescued during the operation.
“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 Odua Peoples Congress 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 two weeks is a downward trend in criminal activities within the state.
“This is why the Amotekun Corps decided to change tactics so that we can sustain the relative peace in the state. We have commenced what we tagged Operation Clean Up in the state to take the war against criminality to every corner rather than wait for the criminals to come out,” Chief Adeleye added.