Amotekun begins 24-hour patrol on highways in Ondo State
The Commander of Ondo State Security Network, also known as Amotekun Corps, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, has said that major highways throughout the state are now safer for motorists to ply.
He said that operatives of the Amotekun Corps had begun a 24-hour patrol of the major highways in Ondo State to forestall criminal activities.
Adeleye, who disclosed this, yesterday, at the Corps Headquarters in Akure while parading 45 suspects nabbed across the state for crimes ranging from kidnapping, burglary, assault, theft, and rape to human trafficking, among others, said that the deployment of more personnel in synergy with other sister-agencies had yielded more efforts, adding that it has drastically reduced crime incidences across the 18 local councils.
He, however, added that the ban on the activities of commercial motorcyclists, otherwise known as “Okada” at night in the state, which has been the major cause of insecurity, remained enforced.
In another development, the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State has described Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as a great gift to the state from her deceased mother, Evangelist Grace Akeredolu.
The two-time governorship candidate of the party, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, who led members of the PDP State Executive Council on a condolence visit to the governor yesterday, said: “We are all here to commiserate with you, sir, on the demise of your mother. It is a great loss to all of us. Mama was very dear to all those who knew her, and I am sure she would be very proud of what you were able to achieve in her own lifetime.”
Akeredolu, who thanked the PDP leadership for the visit, said his mother lived a life of service, adding that she was prayerful and lived well.