Operatives of the Western Safety Community codenamed Amotekun Corps, Ekiti State Command, have arrested a 35-year-old Indian hemp farmer, Monday Reuben for unlawful possession of firearms.
The corps additionally arrested a 21-year-old man, Joseph Akanbi Emmanuel, with suspected recent bullet wound.
The State Commandant of Amotekun Corps, Brigadier Common Joe Komolafe (Rtd), whereas parading the suspects earlier than journalists in Ado-Ekiti, on Tuesday March 28, 2023, mentioned Reuben was arrested at Ise-Ekiti forest with a regionally made pistol.
Komolafe added that Joseph was arrested at Oke-Ila, Okeyinmi axis of Ado-Ekiti on a tip-off from members of the neighborhood that noticed him popping out from the forest with accidents suspected to be a bullet wound.
\”We arrested anyone at Ise-Ekiti forest over the weekend with regionally made gun. On interrogation, he mentioned he migrated from Owo forest and that he\’s an Indian hemp farmer.
\”He got here to Ise forest to plant Indian hemp. He mentioned the brief gun is used to guard himself from herdsmen who usually disturb them. However having in possession a regionally made pistol is towards the legislation of the land, that\’s Firearms Legislation. He indulged in unlawful enterprise of cultivating Indian hemp.
\”Joseph was arrested alongside Oke-Ila, Okeyinmi Space of Ado-Ekiti on alert from the neighborhood those that they noticed him popping out from the forest. Upon examination, we noticed him with a really large wound in his leg which we suspect is bullet wound,”
\”We have to let the neighborhood know that perhaps he went to rob and was shot. Upon interrogation he was not coherent additionally. The 2 of them will likely be referred to the RRS Police for additional investigation and if potential prosecution.”
The Commandant urged residents of the state to be vigilant and report any suspicious exercise of their space, whereas interesting to criminals to desist from crime and embrace a very good life.
“Elections are over, criminals will like to come back again. Be very vigilant, be proactive. Report suspicious motion to us and we\’ll do our greatest. Take safety very critically and take heed to your setting,” he added.