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Some suspected killers of the traditional ruler of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Israel Adeusi, the Olufon of Ifon, have been arrested.
Identity of the suspects was yet to be made public because of the ongoing investigation into the killing.
They were arrested by a combine team of security operatives that stormed Elegbaka forest after the killing of the monarch.
Oba Adeusi was killed last Thursday by suspected kidnappers between Elegbeka and Ifon while returning from a meeting in Akure.
Commander of the Ondo Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun Corps, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, who disclosed this at a press briefing in Akure, said four kidnapped victims were rescued during the search for killers of Oba Adeusi.
Chief Adeleye said the arrested suspects were undergoing interrogations.
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He said the herdsmen have fled the area. Similarly, the Ondo Amotekun boss said the “Operation Clean Up” launched on Tuesday led to the arrest of over 20 suspects from various black spots in Akure and environs.
He said some of the suspects were caught in the act of committing robbery.
Chief Adeleye explained that the Operation Clean Up was meant to take the war to the criminals in their various hide outs in the city or the forest.