Ondo Amotekun Dismisses 3 Personnel for Professional Misconduct

Three operatives of the Ondo State Security Network code-named ‘Amotekun Corps’ have been dismissed for professional misconduct.

Details of their offences were not made known, but Commander of the Amotekun Corps, Akogun Adeleye Adetunji, said normal processes of court marshall were carried out.

Adetunji said adequate punishment would be meted out to the erring operatives after their dismissal.

He spoke when he paraded seven suspects held for human trafficking, stealing, and robbery.

The Ondo Amotekun boss said the penalty for what the three operatives did was outright dismissal and that they were dismissed accordingly.

He disclosed that a total of 700 Amotekun operatives would be deployed across the state for 24-hour patrol ahead of the Easter celebrations.

He said: “Our parade today is more of sensitization, we have seven suspected criminals and we want to inform the public that you should assist us so that we can assist you too. We recovered a vehicle which was attacked by armed bandits.

“While a lot of electronic equipment had been stolen from the residents of the community, and we decided to manhunt around the community, this happened around 2 am and by 5 am we were able to retrieve a lot of things that were stolen.

“And this is to reconfirm that response to distress calls is actually working for us in order to reduce crime to a minimum.”

On the issue of state police, the Amotekun boss said all departments were ready for effective take-off of state police in the state.

“We have an advanced argument that the State Police is the solution to security challenges in the country. One of the major factors of our success is our knowledge of the local terrain. We know when visitors come in and we can profile the person. Grassroots insecurity solution. All departments are ready for effective take-off of state police in Ondo state”, he said.