Amotekun in Ondo State Dismisses Officers for Misconduct, Apprehends Suspects

The Ondo State command of the Southwest security network, known as Amotekun, has taken decisive action against three of its officers for engaging in professional misconduct, including involvement in human trafficking and burglary activities within the state.

The State Commander of Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye, addressed the issue while parading seven suspects at the command headquarters. Three of the suspects were implicated in human trafficking, while the remaining four were apprehended for housebreaking.

Adeleye emphasized that the dismissed officers would face legal consequences in line with the corps’s regulations. He also mentioned that some stolen electronic devices had been recovered, and investigations were ongoing to apprehend the robbers who escaped.

“We have three Amotekun personnel who have been dismissed today for professional misconduct. They cease to be members of the Amotekun Ondo State corps, and we will ensure that adequate punishment is meted out to them even after dismissal,” Adeleye stated.

He urged residents to provide the corps with credible intelligence information to enhance their efforts in reducing crime. Adeleye also advised commuters to avoid late-night and early-morning travels, as the corps would commence 24-hour patrols to ensure safety.

“We want to encourage the good people of Ondo State to give us timely information to work for them,” Adeleye added.

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