BY LEKE ADEGBITE
The Ondo State Security Network Agency codenamed Amotekun Corps, has flagged off 2023/2024 Ember Months patrol and All Joint Border patrol to ensure crime-free yuletide.
At the launch of the campaign at the Ondo-Osun border town, Owena, in collaboration with other security agencies, the State Corps Commander of Amotekun corps, Chief Adetunji Adeleye said such exercise was successful last year when about 100 kidnap victims were rescued and many criminals arrested.
Chief Adeleye who is also the Special Adviser to Ondo State Governor on Security matters, cautioned motorcyclists against operating between 6pm and 6am, insisting that the government’s ban on okada operators during the period is still in force.
He said over twenty okada riders across the state had lost their lives to armed robbers who snatched their motorcycles during the night operations.
The Corps Commander also warned that vehicles without registered number plates would be impounded during the ember months security campaign, advising car dealers against the use of stickers.
Adeleye said “there is no way you will perpetrate crimes in Ondo State and get away with it, we are stationed in all exit points, we have our communication equipments in place to communicate, our patrol vehicles would be on 24 hours basis throughout this period.
“You would recall that last year we were able to rescue 100 people that were kidnapped and robbed of their valuables including vehicles, were rescued,” Adeleye said.