By: Ade Adeleke
Weeks after #EndSars protest, six suspected hoodlums have been arrested by the Amotekun operation corps in connection with alleged distruction of private and public property during the last month #endsars protest in Ondo State
SUNSHINETRUTH gathered that the suspects are Afiwajoye Iseoluwa, Okunuga Olumuyiwa, Sunday okeniji, Omotubora Iyanuoluwa, Otunuga Gbenga, Femi Ibine and Oyewole Duyile
Briefing newsmen in Akure, the Amotekun commander, Chief Tunji Adeleye said the six suspects were arrested with military jackets, axe, motorcycles and knives in Okitipupa.
Chief Adeleye explained that the corps was ready to transmit the suspects to the police for further investigation
He believed that the suspects would serve as vehicle link to other perpetrators.
The Commander said that the suspects confessed to taking part in the violent lootings that characterised the #ENDSARS protests that were hijacked by hoodlums in some parts of the state and that they have made useful statements that would be further explored by security agencies at getting more links to the unfortunate incident.
“From our investigations, we found out that they could actually be a very good link to all others who were involved. Some of them were arrested with military jackets, knifes, motorbikes, Police uniforms” he said
Adeleye said Amotekun Corps would continue to work within the legal framework which established it for the provision of adequate security for all residents of the State.
“To the residents of the state, we want to reassure them that our zero tolerance to crime will be taken to latter and we will work hand in hand with other conventional security agencies to rid the state of criminals.” Adeleye said
Earlier, the Corps HOD intelligence, Mr Adebayo Ayeni maintained that the hoodlums burnt down police stations and other public and private property during the #endsars protest
In separate interviews with two suspects, Femi Ibine explained that the military jacket (soldier’s uniform) belonged to his grandparent, late colonel Job Daniel while Oyewole Duyile said he picked those items to be sold out to iron buyers