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Murdered Monarch suspects apprehended

The Olufon of Ifon in Ose loal government area Ondo State, Oba Adegoke Adeusi was reportedly shot dead by gunmen at Elegbeka on the Akure-Owo-Benin Expressway in the Ose Local Government Area of the state last Thursday, November 26.  

The monarch was said to be returning from a meeting held in Akure when he was shot dead. 

The Ondo State Security Agency Network, the Amotekun, on Wednesday, said it had arrested some persons in connection with the killing of the Olufon of Ifon, Oba Israel Adeusi. 

The state Commander of Amotekun, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, announced the arrest of the suspects while speaking to journalists in Akure. He, however, did not disclose the identities and number of the suspects.

The Amotekun chief indicated that, the suspects were captured by the guards who searched the forest after the occurrence. 

He mentioned that his men also rescued three others kidnapped on the same night the monarch was killed. 

Adeleye cited, “We combed the forest in Elegbeka and we are able to arrest some suspects and they are undergoing interrogation. 

“On the recent kidnap in the state, our men, in collaboration with the conventional security agencies, local hunters, vigilantes and the OPC went into the forest and we were able to make some arrests and those arrested are undergoing various levels of interrogation 

“What we observed in the last two weeks is a downward trend in criminal activities within the state. This is why the Amotekun Corps decided to change tactics so that we can sustain the relative peace in the state. 

“We have commenced what we tagged: ‘Operation Clean Up’ in the state. This is to take the war against criminality to every corner of the state rather than wait for the criminals to come out.”

He also mentioned that security  measures have been taken with uniformed men deployed to the varying surroundings  and nothing less than 15 suspects for various criminal acts were apprehended during the process.

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