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Amotekun arrests suspected rape, robbery culprits in Ondo

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The Ondo State Security Network Agency, also known as Amotekun on Friday apprehended about 32 persons over criminal activities.

It said the suspected criminals were arrested while allegedly perpetrating armed robbery, kidnapping, illegal possession of firearms, fraud, and stealing, among others.

The state Commander of security outfit, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, said the suspects would be duly tried in the court of law.

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.

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‘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.”

Speaking on recent kidnap and release of the king of Oso Ajowa Akoko, Oba Clement Jimoh, the Amotekun chief maintained that, “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.

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