Corps Commander of the Ondo State Security Network Agency codenamed Amotekun Corps, Adetunji Adeleye has said the Corps have embarked on show of strength for the second phase of “Operation Clean Up” in the state.
Adeleye who spoke with Journalist in Akure during the exercise, said there is no hiding place for criminals in the state as the second face of the exercise targeted at sweeping out hoodlums commences.
The Commander stated that the reason for the show of strength is to scare away criminals with a view to curbing their dastard acts in the state.
Adeleye while stating that the first phase of the Operation Clean up was a huge success with the arrest of over 400 suspects which were mostly Okada riders and curfew defaulters, hinted that other suspects have been charged to court, adding that some are serving jail terms.
“We have dispatched our new 500 officers to different locations in the 18 Local Government Areas of the state and with this, more arrests of suspects are expected”, he said.
The Amotekun boss noted that the show of strength exercise is also meant to sensitise the general public that the state is peaceful with their supports as it was done during the Okada restriction time which is 7:30 pm.
The places visited were; Alagbaka, the popular NEPA roundabout, black spots in the metropolis, the ‘A’ Division Police Station area to Oja Oba, Oba Adesida road to Oyemekun, Ilesa garage and to FUTA South Gate as well as the Chicken Republic axis.