How Kidnappers raid, raze Ondo community
…as Amotekun apprehends 62 suspects
By Tola Gbadamosi
Usman Garuba is a 54-year-old jailbird leading a dangerous kidnap gang operating in other senatorial district of Ondo State.
He was apprehended by men of Amotekun Corps during a raid of the hideout of his gang at Ala Dada/Ago Oyinbo axis of Akure, the state capital.
According to the state Corps Commander, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, the kidnap kingpin had successfully kidnapped nine persons and collected ransom from their families for their release.
When villagers in one of the communities along his axis of operations resisted him, Garuba returned midnight with his gang and razed shelters in sight and fled.
Acting on a tip-off, men of Amotekun Corps stormed Garuba’s hide-out and was subsequently arrested with other five members of the gang.
Found in their possession are single barrel guns, bullets, amulets, money received as ransom, food items including half bag of beans, rice, some loafs of bread, rolls of cigarette and other consumable items.
When profiled, it was discovered that Garuba and two among members of his gang had been convicted and jailed twice for different crimes.
Among the suspects arrested and paraded were burglars, rustlers who specialised in stealing goats and conveying them to Ondo City where residents cherish and relish Asun(barbecued goat meat).
Appreciating other security agencies, the Army, Police, NSCDC, DSS and others, for their support, the Special Adviser to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Security Matters stated that the assistance and existing synergy between Amotekun Corps and other agencies made it possible to make the state uncomfortable and impossible for criminals to hide.
He appreciated the people of the state for availing security agencies information on suspected criminal activities in their areas that led to the arrest of the suspects.