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63 Northerners found hidden in trailer among rams, motorcycles

Ondo State Amotekun has arrested 63 Northerners hidden in a trailer loaded with rams and motorcycles, at Iju, in Akure North council area of the state.

The state’s Amotekun Commander, Mr Adetunji Adeleye, said they were discovered during a search of the trailer and 10 of the motorcycles were registered with Yoruba names.

Speaking to journalists, the suspects claimed to be coming from Gombe State and travelling to Lagos.

However, the driver of the trailer, marked Kano AB234BDJ, Salisu Ahmed, told newsmen that they took off from Jigawa State en route to Lagos.

“Our men, while on duty, saw a trailer filled with rams and motorcycles.

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“They were arrested along Iju road and while searching the vehicle, we realised they were not carrying only rams, but also carrying 63 persons, 10 registered motorcycles with Yoruba names and 15 unregistered motorcycles as well as 240 rams in the truck.

“We are expecting them to provide evidence of ownership of the 15 unregistered bikes after which they will be released to continue their journey.”

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