No fewer than 45 youths from the Northern part of the country were arrested on Friday by men of the Ondo State Security Network, the Amotekun, in Okitipupa, headquarters of Okitipupa Local Government Area Of Ondo State
The presence of the youths in the town was said to have created tension while the residents of the area called the attention of the Amotekun corps to the development.
It was gathered that vehicle which brought the youths to the community was intercepted in front of the Okitipupa Army Barracks at about 10:00 p.m. on Thursday night and were taken to Akure, the state capital.
A source disclosed that “the Amotekun corps arrested the youths who were loaded in a trailer in front of the army barracks.
“As the Amotekun corps accosted them, some of them jumped down from the vehicle and ran away into the town but about 45 of them were arrested.
When contacted, the state Commander of the corps, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, confirmed the arrest, saying investigation had commenced.
” We have commenced investigation into the matter,” Adeleye said.
Speaking on the development, the chairman, Okitipupa Local Government, Mr Igbekele Akinrinwa, who addressed the people at the scene of the incident, alleged that it was an indigene of the town that facilitated the travellers trip to the town.
Akinrinwa informed that the person who invited them had also been apprehended by the state Amotekun and urged the people of the town to remain calm.