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How Amotekun foiled bank robbery, arrests suspect in Ondo – Commander

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How Amotekun foiled bank robbery, arrests suspect in Ondo – Commander

The Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun has given accounts of how it foiled banks robbery, kidnapping and arrested a suspect in connection with the crime in Ondo state.

Amotekun Commander in the state, Mr Adetunji Adeleye, gave the account on Thursday in Akure, while parading 36 suspects before newsmen, for various offences .

Adeleye said a seven-man suspected armed robbery gang came to the state from Sapele, Delta for the mission of kidnapping, and robbery of banks.

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Adeleye, said six of the suspected armed robbers were at large, while the corps was able to apprehend the mastermind who accommodated the suspects..

“The Intelligence available to us showed that they intended to rob three banks and kidnap the Managing Director of a supermarket.

Investigations showed that they liaised with a staff member of the supermarket who declined to join the group.

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“We were equally able to get to the root of the target that they intended to kidnap to give the officers of Amotekun the feeling that it was mere robbery, whereas it was a dual operation.

“The manhunt for the leader of the group who escaped to Delta State is on.

“We are liaising with relevant government and security authorities to assist us in apprehending the suspects at large,” he said.

Adeleye said that among other suspects that were paraded included those who specialised in the vandalism of critical government assets.

According to him, some of the suspects went with a trailer to steal pipes meant for a World Bank-financed water project

“Our operatives trailed them and apprehended them where they offloaded the pipes at different locations,” he said.

Adeleye appealed to the residents of the state to continue to support the corps with timely and actionable information.

He pledged that the corps, with the cooperation and support of other security agencies in the state would continue to secure the lives and properties of the residents

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