Operation Clean Up: Amotekun nabs 120 suspects in one month

Operation Clean Up: Amotekun nabs 120 suspects in one month

- No fewer than 120 suspected criminals have been apprehended by Amotekun Corps in Ondo state

- The commander of Amotekun made the disclosure while speaking with journalists in Ondo

- According to Chief Adetunji Adeleye, the suspects were nabbed during its ‘Operation Clean Up’ exercise

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Over 120 suspects have been arrested by the Ondo Security Network Agency, popularly known as Amotekun Corps in its ‘Operation Clean Up’ exercise, The Nation reports.

This was revealed by Chief Adetunji Adeleye, the commander of the Ondo Amotekun, in an interview with journalists.

According to Adeleye, said the suspects have been handed over to security agencies for further investigations.

He explained that ever since the exercise was launched over a month ago crimes in the state have reduced by 80%.

Amotekun arrests 120 suspects in ‘Operation Clean Up’
Ondo State Security Network Agency said it arrested over 120 suspects. Photo credit: @RotimiAkeredolu
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It was gathered that the exercise was launched in Akure and other parts of the state in response to armed robbery incidents.

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The commander of the Ondo Amotekun also added that the security outfit recorded over 15 robbery cases within one month in Akure.

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Legit.ng recalls that in a swift reaction to the barbaric killing of a first-class monarch in Ondo state, the Amotekun Corps with the support of other security operatives arrested the suspected killers of the Olufon of Ifon, Oba Isreal Adeusi.

This was disclosed at a media briefing on Wednesday, December 2, by the commander of Amotekun Corps, Adetunji Adeleye.

He said the team combed the surrounding forest in search of the killers. Going further, he disclosed that four persons kidnapped were rescued during the search operation.

Meanwhile, the wife of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu's chief of staff, Olugbenga Ale, who was kidnapped days ago has been released by her abductors.

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Sade Ale, who was abducted at Owena area of Ondo state, was confirmed released on Saturday, November 28, 2020 by a government official.

The newly-formed local security outfit Amotekun reportedly rescued her. Some of the kidnappers were arrested by the personnel of the security outfit.

In a related development, the Oyo state chapter of Amotekun claimed that the student killed in Oyo state was an armed robber and a cultist.

Amotekun was accused of killing Akolade Gbadebo, a 400-level student of the Federal College of Education Special (SPED), Oyo (with affiliation to the University of Ibadan) by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).

NANS said he was shot dead after Amotekun corps was invited to clear a barricade by students around Sabo area of Oyo town.

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