Crime

Amotekun nabs 45 suspected criminals in Ondo state

Forty-five suspected criminals which include, a 17-year-old boy who allegedly vandalized electricity transformers have been arrested at different locations across Ondo state during the constant patrol of Amotekun Corps.

Penpushing reports that the corps commander Adetunji Adeleye made this known on Monday while parading the suspects before journalists in Akure adding that the offences committed ranged from breaking of shops, kidnapping to cultism, among others.

The Amotekun boss explained that one of the criminals, a 17-year-old boy, was arrested for allegedly engaging in vandalisation of electricity transformers in the state where he was caught while cutting the cables.

‘Of particular note is a set of criminals which faith caught up with, while cutting the cables, when electricity was supplied and burnt half of his body. We arrested him, because the moment it happened, he was rushed to three different hospitals and when they got wind that detectives from Amotekun were on their trail, they moved him out of Akure, Adeleye said.

‘We also trailed him to the location and brought him in a very terrible state. He was to be killed so that he will not reveal his sponsors. We had to revive him and brought him to the health facility of the corps where we spent a lot of money to make him come back to life. He was able to tell us about nine other members of the gang, including their godfather who is on the run. We are on the trail of the godfather’, he added.

Penpushing further reports that the Amotekun commander assured the people of the state that the government was resolute in guaranteeing the safety of their lives and properties, and appealed to residents in giving out timely and accurate information to work on

‘We want to appeal that members of the public should give us timely and accurate information to work with because more than 70 per cent of these criminals were apprehended due to the timely information that we got’, he said.

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