No fewer than 15 suspects have been arrested in different parts of Ondo state over the destruction and looting of Public and Private properties during the recent unrest when thugs hijacked the #EndSARS Protest in the state.
While confirming the arrests, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Tee-Leo Ikoro, said ten persons were arrested in connection with the looting of shops and armed robbery during the protest.
Ikoro also disclosed that a dealer in electrical parts was shot dead on Sunday evening at his shop located at Sijuade area of Akure.
He, however, said the state command has launched a manhunt for robbers and looters of shops in Akure and other parts of the state.
The identity of the victim was yet to be ascertained as at press time but it was gathered that house to house search was conducted in order to recover some of the looted goods carted away during the protest.
Ikoro explained that those arrested were not #EndSARS protesters but looters who took the advantage of the protest to perpetrate robbery in some areas of the state
He said the operation was still on to arrest other fleeing shop looters, saying the suspects who allegedly participated in the looting of public and private properties during the unrest will be prosecuted.
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