Ondo State Security Network Agency codenamed Amotekun has commenced a 24-hour patrol in the Northern Senatorial District of the state and other parts.
Amotekun Corps Commander, Adetunji Adeleye, said this on Wednesday in Akure while disclosing that the agency had arrested 45 suspected criminals for various offences in the state.
While parading the suspects before newsmen, Adeleye also said that the state’s highways were now safe from the hands of criminal elements.
According to him, criminals paraded ranged from kidnappers, armed robbers and suspected rapists, among others.
“As we speak now, we have put measures in place to ensure that our roads are safe from the hands of criminals, our patrol vehicles are moving round for 24 hours.
“We want to reassure the good people of Ondo State to go about their normal duties.
“Again, the enforcement of the ban on the use of ‘Okada’ at the night was also one of the major things responsible for the downward trend of criminal activities in the state generally.
“Today is another major harvest of criminals operating within the Ondo State; a couple of weeks ago, we deployed additional hands to all the 18 local government areas to assist in beefing up the security architecture and it has actually yielded a lot of results.
“Within the last two weeks, we have 45 criminals that we have concluded their investigations and they are ready to go for prosecution,” he said. (NAN)