There was pressure among the many residents of Okitipupa, the headquarters of the Okitipupa Native Authorities Space of Ondo State as no fewer than 45 youths from the northern a part of the nation have been arrested by males of the Ondo State Safety Community, often known as Amotekun Corps.
It was gathered that the youths, conveyed in a truck, have been intercepted in entrance of the Okitipupa Military Barracks at about 10pm on Thursday and have been taken to Akure, the state capital.
Many residents of the city, who gathered on the scene, expressed apprehension that the northern youths have been within the city to trigger havoc.
A supply stated, “The Amotekun Corps personnel arrested the Fulani youths who have been being conveyed in a trailer in entrance of the military barracks. Because the Amotekun Corps accosted them, a few of them jumped out of the automobile and bumped into the city however about 45 of them have been arrested.
“Once they have been interrogated, they stated they have been despatched from the North to bear navy coaching within the barracks. After that, the Amotekun Corps took them away from the city.”
When contacted, the state Commander of the corps, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, confirmed the arrest, saying investigation had commenced.
“We have now commenced investigation into the matter,” Adeleye stated.
Reacting, the chairman, Okitipupa Native Authorities Space, Mr Igbekele Akinrinwa, who addressed the individuals on the scene of the incident, alleged that it was an indigene of the city that had facilitated the travellers journey to the city.
Akinrinwa stated the individual had additionally been apprehended by the state chapter of Amotekun.
The Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, additionally confirmed the incident, saying the suspects had been handed over to the Amotekun Corps.
He stated, “The boys are principally northerners who stated they needed to bear navy coaching within the barracks to be safety guards however the commander didn’t permit them as a result of he didn’t have a sign to that impact. However since there was no place to maintain them in Okitipupa, they’ve been handed over to Amotekun.”
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