Amotekun Arrests 149 Suspected Criminals In Ondo

Mr Adeleye said the suspects were arrested with guns, bags of Indian hemp and glasses.

He also said that the suspects were arrested at a place where robberies and kidnappings often occur in the local government.

According to him, most of the suspects declared that they were hunters when they arrived in the state. Adeleye said the suspects were arrested with guns, bags of Indian hemp and cutlasses.

The Amotekun commander said that the suspects were arrested in areas where robbery and kidnapping were common in the local government.

“They surprisingly and carefully hid and kept their weapons, bags of Indian hemp and cut glasses under their vehicles and claimed to be coming from different parts of the country”. “The relevant questions we are asking are: “Why do they hide their guns?”

If they are real predators, why don’t they come forward? “One begins to wonder why they came from harsh parts of the country to hunt in a village, in a forest they had never been to.

“We have very strong reasons to believe that these are people who turn to kidnappers and armed robbers at night and commit various crimes, especially on rough sections of roads and in the forest reserves of the state,” he said.

According to him, every Nigerian has the right to go anywhere in the country, but he does not have the right to go with arms.

The commander said that after the investigation is completed, the suspects will be taken to relevant government agencies for detailed analysis.

“The government is very clear that if you are a hunter and want to go into the forest, you must register so that the government, the kings and the hunters know that you are there.”





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