Officers of the Ondo State Security Network Agency, commonly known as Amotekun, have arrested three herdsmen and 180 cows for allegedly breaking the state government’s anti-open grazing rule.
The state’s anti-open grazing bill was just signed into law by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
Amotekun Corps has been enforcing the law after the bill was signed into law.
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The cows and herders were apprehended in the Oke Ala Area of Akure, the state capital, according to Chief Adetunji Adeleye, the state’s corps commander.
“We have arrested roughly 180 cows, and they are in our custody right now,” the Amotekun head added. We plan to return them to their owners once we’ve met all of the requirements.
“We’ve also taken custody of the three herders who were captured with the animals. We’re dealing with their boss now because their boss has arrived.”
“We have several herders here with us and we are making them comply with the passed law which prescribes a punishment for defaulting herders,” Adeleye added, regretting the disobedience of certain herders despite the state government signing the anti-open grazing law.
According to him, some of the herders continued to flout the law in the same manner as before.