The Ondo State Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun Corps has arrested no fewer than 26 men for their alleged involvement in various criminal activities across the state.
According to the state commandant of Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye, who paraded the suspects at the headquarters of the organisation in Akure, the state capital on Tuesday, the suspects were arrested for crimes such as rape, kidnapping, burglary, armed robbery and theft among others.
Adeleye said one of the suspects, Akinmola Oyekanmi, was a member of a gang of kidnappers who abducted their victim and killed the victim after collecting ransom.
He said they committed the offence in Ogun State but one of them was arrested in Ondo State a few days ago.
He said, “We also have a pathetic case of a kidnapper, their gang kidnapped and killed a victim who came from Ogun State. In the interest of collaboration, we contacted our Ogun State colleagues and we were able to find out the family of the victim and the suspect is here.
“We are set to transfer the suspect back to Ogun State because the first part of that crime took place in Ogun State. So, we are set to hand over the suspect who had been on the wanted list of Ogun State Police Command, any moment from now.
“I want to reassure the good people of Ondo State that while relying immensely on their support for timely information, the Ondo State Security Network Agency will continue to work hard to ensure that our society is rid of criminal activities and our message for the criminals is that there is no hiding place for them in Ondo State.”
Speaking, the 30-year-old suspect, Oyekanmi, who admitted committing the crime, said the victim was killed by another member of the gang.
He added that he spent the proceeds of the crime on his farming business, claiming to be a farmer.
“We have done two successful kidnappings and mistakenly one of us shot the victim whom we kidnapped at Mowe area of Ogun State and we had not collected any ransom before his (victim) death. We were four that carried out the operation but the rest had run away,” he said.