Following the ban by Ondo State government on late night movement over the spate of insecurity in the state, men of the Ondo State Security Network, Amotekun, have impounded about 40 vehicles in some nightclubs in Akure, the state capital.
The Commander of Amotekun in the state, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, who disclosed this in Akure, said despite the warning and directive of the state government, some owners of various nightclubs and beer parlour joints had refused to take to the order.
He said the raid was carried out by the men of the Amotekun at about 2 am, on Thursday, saying “We have to raid the nightclubs and impound the vehicles because there is a subsisting order of Mr Governor that the clubs should not operate at nights for security reasons.
“We discovered that many criminal activities are perpetrated in the night and during the interrogation of suspects, we discovered that these criminals always use clubs as shields.
“The level of hard drugs intake in the clubs is very high because after taking the drugs you see them misbehaving all these we want to stop in this state.”
Adeleye however, said the owners of the impounded vehicles had been showing up and were warned before the vehicles were released to them.
“Some of the owners of the vehicles have come with the papers of the vehicles and they have been warned while the vehicles were released to them.”
Adeleye stressed that the Amotekun corps would not hesitate to deal with anyone caught going against the government’s order, saying the corps would not relent at enforcing the directive.
The government last week ordered that the nightclubs and bars should stop operating beyond midnight in the state, as part of the measures to curb the spate of armed robbery and order criminal activities that were often carried out in the night.
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