The Ondo State Security Network also known as Amotekun Corps said it had so far arrested over 500 suspected criminals across the state in the three phases of its Operation Clean up.
This is just as the corps said it will begin inter-state patrols to tackle kidnappings and other criminal activities.
According to the corps, the 500 suspected criminals have already been charged to court.
It also disclosed that another over 250 criminals who had been charged to court by the corps for various criminal offences have been convicted.
The Commander of the corps in the state, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, stated this on Monday while receiving the Course 30 Team from the National Defence College, in his office, in Akure, the state capital.
The commander stated , “’Over 500 criminals have been taken to court, well over 250 have been taken to various correctional centres as we are talking now .
“By Monday, the Amotekun Corps will commence the Phase IV of Operation Clean Up and the essence is to go back to the dark spots and smoke the criminals out of their hideouts.”
He added that in the next phase of the operation, the corps will ensure that there is no hiding place for criminals in the state.
Adeleye also stated that the Amotekun Corps in the South West had initiated joint patrol of the major highways in order to tackle kidnapping and other criminal activities on the expressways.
“The joint patrol between Ondo and other neighbouring states is to ensure the highways are safe,” he said.
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