The Ondo State Security Network Agency, also known as Amotekun has arrested no fewer than 32 persons in connection with various criminal activities.
According to the corps, the suspected criminals were arrested in different locations across the 18 local government areas of the state and they allegedly involved in acts such as armed robbery, kidnapping, illegal possession of firearms, fraud, and stealing, among others.
Parading the suspects at the headquarters of the command in Akure, the state capital, on Friday, the state Commander of the Amotekun Corps, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, said the suspects would be prosecuted after the completion of investigations.
Adeleye, mentioned that among the suspects were burglars who allegedly used chemical substances to make the victims sleep off by spraying them into their rooms before breaking in and disposing them of their valuables while some of the female victims are raped.
He said, “We have a group of burglars that specializes in drugging unsuspecting residents of various houses, so, they will sleep off, break the burglary, enter their houses, dispossess them of their valuables while some of them are raped. And because of the high dose of drugs they injected into their (victims) system, some of them don’t even wake up, so we’ve been able to break that syndicate.
“They don’t normally have direct access to the victims, what they do is to jump across their fences, and pump in with a syringe, these chemicals into their (victims) rooms, wait for about 30 to 40 minutes, every living thing inside the room sleeps off.”
On the recent kidnap and release of the monarch of Oso Ajowa Akoko, Oba Clement Jimoh, the Amotekun boss stated, “we tracked and we were able to have a very good idea of what was happening there but what is paramount to us is the life of the victim.
“No matter how beautiful an operation is, once the victim is killed, then, it is defeated, so, these are some of the constraints that are almost natural in the course of our job to slow down. We can assure you that some of those involved in the kidnap of the monarch will be apprehended,” he added.
He implored the people of the state to always give out information that could assist the command to arrest criminals in and around their environments.