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Amotekun arrests 243 suspects in two years in Ekiti

The suspects were arrested for alleged kidnapping, robbery, burglary, cultism, rape, human trafficking, drug related offences, farmers/herders clashes among others.

• September 9, 2022
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The Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) codenamed ‘Amotekun’ says it has arrested no fewer than 243 suspects over various offences in its two years of operations in Ekiti.

Joe Komolafe, the Commandant of WNSC in Ekiti, disclosed this in Ado-Ekiti on Friday while briefing journalists on the activities of Amotekun since its establishment in the state.

Mr Komolafe said the offences for which the suspects were arrested ranged from alleged kidnapping, robbery, burglary, cultism, rape, human trafficking, drug related offences, farmers/herders clashes among others.

He said the concerted efforts of his men and government support had helped reduce criminal activities in the state.

Mr Komolafe thanked Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti as well as other sister security networks in the state for Amotekun’s successes.

The commandant, who admitted that no society globally was completely free of crimes and criminals, urged Ekiti residents not to shield criminal elements in their area.

He listed the challenges facing the security network to include absence of sophisticated weapons to combat the criminals, lack of adequate, correct and timely information and the failure of the people to make themselves available as witnesses in the trial of suspects.

He charged well-meaning Ekiti sons and daughters, home and in the Diaspora to invest more in the security network of the state, saying that “security is everybody’s business.”

He appreciated individuals and communities that have reached out to the organisation, and appealed for more financial assistance to ease the burden of security on the government.

The Western Nigeria Security Network, Ekiti Command, was inaugurated on October 19, 2020, as a domesticated agency to fight insecurity.


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