Ekiti Amotekun Corps raids criminal hideouts in Ekiti, arrests scores of suspects


Barely 24 hours after suspected cable thieves were paraded in Ado Ekiti by the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed “Amotekun” the command has again apprehended nineteen suspects for various crimes.

The suspects were arrested during a raid on flash points in Ado Ekiti which include, Atikankan, Oke-Ila and Okeyinmi.

Thirteen of the suspects were arrested in Atikankan for burgling while six were apprehended at Oke Ila and Oke Iyinmi for swindling innocent residents.

Addressing newsmen, the Commandant of Amotekun in Ekiti State, Joe Komolafe explained that the suspected burglars were those terrorising some communities in the state while the swindlers specialize in defrauding residents.

The Commandant noted that after necessary investigation, the suspects would be handed over to the police for prosecution.

He promised that officers of Amotekun would continue to work hard to reduce crime in the state and sought information from members of the public regarding the hideout of criminals.

Some items recovered from the suspects include power generating sets, iron rods, water pumping machine among others

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