Following the directive of the Ondo State government that night clubs, drinking joints and bars should stop operating beyond midnight in the state, the Ondo Security Network Agency, codenamed ‘Amotekun’ has raided some nightclubs for flouting the order.
During the raid at some popular clubs in Akure by men of the Amotekun Corps, no fewer than 40 vehicles were impounded.
The late-night clubbers were said to have been caught around 2:00am in the night.
It would be recalled that in an efforts to combat crimes in the state particularly, cult-related activities, the state government had last week issued a directive banning nightclubs and beer parlour joints from operating beyond midnight.
The order was contained in a statement made available to Journalists by state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo.
While Speaking on the latest development, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Security Matters, Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo, stated that despite the warning and directive, some owners of various nightclubs and beer parlour joints have continued to flout the order.
While disclosing that Amotekun will not hesitate to deal with anyone caught going against the government’s directive, Alhaji Dojumo said, the corps will not relent at enforcing the directive.
Dojumo said, “I don’t know why people cannot obey simple instructions. What should a responsible man or woman be doing late night till 2am?
“Amotekun has been mandated to arrest anyone found in any clubhouse or beer parlour joint beyond the stipulated time.”
The Senior Special Assistant added that as part of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s administration commitment to ensure that Ondo State leads as the most peaceful state in Nigeria, the state security network agency in collaboration with sister security agents will not allow criminals to use Ondo State as a destination point.