Amotekun Arrests Underage Herders, 49 Cows In Ondo
Two underage herders and 49 cows have been arrested by the Ondo State Security Network codenamed Amotekun Corps.
Father of the underage herders, Ibrahim Musa, 52, was also arrested.
They were arrested for flouting the state government’s directive banning use of underage herders and harassing a septuagenarian in Kajola area of Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo state.
The teenagers were said to have threatened Mrs Victoria Ajayi, 70, with a cutlass.
Mrs Ajayi said it was her grandson that informed her that cows have invaded their farm.
“That evening, I was resting after taking my drugs because I was under medication for hypertension. My little boy called and said there were cows in our farm. I saw a man standing afar, while the two little boys were with the cows.
“I asked them to call on their father as they gave deaf ears to my words and looked at me angrily.
“As I was trying to make the children understand they should take the cows out of my farm, one of them brought out cutlass and pointed it to my face. Then I knew I was in for a big trouble.
“I quickly called my little grandson and went inside and shut my door. They were there for hours as I watch the cows ate my vegetables, pepper and also watched how they dug my heaps of yams with their legs and eat my long awaited ready-to-be harvested yams.
“I quickly reached for my drugs because I have been managing high blood pressure for sometimes. I quickly took my boy and went out through the back door where they could not see me because I never knew their next move as we are alone in the house.”