Amotekun talks about the robbery and murder of 20 Okada riders in Ondo

Amotekun talks about the robbery and murder of 20 Okada riders in Ondo

By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria

The Ondo State Security Network, also known as Amotekun Corps, revealed on Wednesday that over 20 commercial motorcyclists, also known as Okada riders, have been robbed and killed across the state in the past three weeks. did.

The Corps reiterated its determination to minimize all criminal activities in the state and said it had started round-the-clock patrols to ensure adequate protection of lives and property in the state before and after the Christmas season. Stated.

The State Commandant, Akogun Adetunji Adelai, said this on Wednesday during the parade of 11 suspects arrested for various crimes. Mr. Adeleye, who is also the Special Adviser on Security Affairs to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, said the state government’s ban on commercial motorcycles from 6pm to 6am remains in place but does not affect motorcycles on essential duty. emphasized.
He said: “In the past three weeks, a total of 20 incidents have been recorded where commercial motorcyclists were killed and motorbikes were stolen.” So, it was risky to ride motorcycles in the night.

“We want to appeal to commercial motorcyclists to go and rest if they work for 12 hours so that we can identify the criminal entities. It is also no longer permitted for vehicles to ply the road without registration numbers, and all vehicles with tinted glass should obtain police permit for them.
“Dealers should use dealer numbers and not stickers because all vehicles with stickers will be impounded. These are some measures we put in place to guarantee safety of lives and property in Ondo State.”

Adeleye explained that six of the suspects, who were paraded, were arrested with locally-made weapons as they were allegedly preparing to “destabilise innocent residents and commuters in Ondo State”

“We are determined to make this act of theirs impossible and we are sending this message to them and anybody planning to foment trouble during this Yuletide, that it is not business as usual again”, the commander warned .

On the 24-hour patrol of Embermans, Mr. Adeleye said he would deploy his men to all danger zones observed across the state, especially in Akure.

“During this period, our patrol vehicles will be on duty 24 hours a day. We will work with other security agencies to minimize any criminal activity, from kidnappings to break-ins into shops and homes.

“You may remember that last year we rescued over 100 people who had been kidnapped and robbed, but this year we are doing even more on patrol and We are grateful for the support and are ready to seek further support this year,” he promised.

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