Ondo security network agency otgerwise known as Amotekun has arrested some suspects in connection with the murder of Olufon of Ifon,Oba Israel Adeusi last Thursday.
The killing of the monarch o by suspected kidnappers between Elegbeka and Ifon while returning from a meeting in Akure, had sent shockwaves across the country and angered many segments of the Nigerian public.
The suspects, whose name were not made public, in order to preserve the course of investigations, were reportedly arrested by a combine team of security operatives that stormed Elegbaka forest after the killing of the monarch.
Commander of the Amotekun Corps, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, who told reporters in Akure, the Ondo State capital that the suspects were undergoing interrogations, also informed that four kidnapped victims were rescued during the search for killers of the monarch, .
Dismissing the insinuations that his men were not in the bush he also informed that surveillance were being mounted at the farm of Chief Olu Falae to prevent further attack on the farm by suspected herdsmen, adding that the herdsmen have fled the area.
The Amotekun boss, who noted “Operation Clean Up” launched on Tuesday led to the arrest of over 20 suspects from various black spots in Akure and environs, said some of the suspects were caught in the act of committing robbery, adding that the onslaught was meant to take the war to the criminals in their various hideouts in the city or the forest.
His words: “In the past few weeks, Ondo State witnessed increase in kidnappings, armed robbery and men of the Amotekun Corps went into action in collaboration with other security agencies.
“We observed a downward trend after the ban of okada at night so we had to change tactics. That was why we launched the Operation Clean Up which is intense patrol across the nook and cranny of Akure and other parts of the state.
“The idea is to take the war to the kidnappers, criminals or wherever they are hiding and we have recorded huge success. Amotekun operates in the bush, forest, water and anywhere.”
Stating that some of the cows arrested were caught destroying a farm, while their owners fled on sighting the team, he said the cows would not be released until the herders reached amicable agreement with the farmers whose crops were destroyed.