No fewer than 15 persons have been arrested by the men of the Ondo State Security Network Agency, also known as Amotekun Corps , for illegally mining gold in the Owo Local Government Area of the state.

The suspects , who were from the northern part of the country , were said to have been apprehended in about 50 different locations in the local government.

The suspects are: Shuaibu Yahaya , Habbi Usman , Kabiru Waheed , Mohammed Nurudeen, Mohammed Sulaman , Ali Mustapha , Ismaila Wahab.

Others included : Musa Zeehed , Gabbar Musa, Sule Adamu , Abba Suleman , Usman Kebiru, Yahaya Danladi, Usman Ali and Zekeri.

Speaking on the development , the state Commander of the Amotekun Corps , Adetunji Adeleye, confirmed that the arrest was part of the crackdown to end criminality in the state by the state security outfit.

According to him , the suspects were apprehended by the Amotekun men , acting on intelligent information , in collaboration with local hunters who are working with the corps .

He said, “ The arrest took place at a forest reserve in Owo, it was in the course of the exercise we discovered the illegal mining locations. We noticed that they ( the suspects ) have gone far in 50 different locations where they were mining.”



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