- The operatives of Amotekun have arrested suspects who were involved in the recent massive looting in the state
- One of the operatives of the state security agency said the suspects were apprehended through intelligence gathering
- The suspects have been handed over to the police in the state
The Ondo State Security Network Agency otherwise known as Amotekun Corps has handed over some hoodlums who looted of both government and private properties to the Nigeria police.
The hoodlums had taken the advantage of the #EndSARS protest to unleash mayhem on the southwest state.
The state security agency said the suspects involved in the burning of police stations and looting of shops were arrested from different parts of Ondo state, The Nation reported.
Military paraphernalia and motor-cycles carted away were recovered.
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According to Amotekun's Head of Intelligence, Adebayo Ayeni, the suspects have confessed to the crimes.
Ayeni explained that the suspects were picked through its intelligence-gathering network.
Commander of Ondo Amotekun Corps, Chief Adetunji Olu-Adeleye, said efforts were on to arrest other looters and arsonists.
One of the suspects, Oyewale Olayele, said he only picked some things from a police station and a high court already set ablaze with a view to selling them as scraps.
Olayele stated that he didn’t know it was an offence to pick things in troubled areas, adding that the police cardigan he wore was picked up from a burning police station.
Meanwhile, following the return of peace that was disrupted during the EndSARS protests hijacked by hoodlums, public and privates schools have been reopened in Ondo.
The directive which was issued by the Ondo state government on Thursday, October 29, state that all school can no resume academic activities beginning from Monday, November 2.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the commissioner for education in the state, Femi Agagu.
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