Operatives of the Ondo State Security Network, otherwise known as Amotekun Corps, on Wednesday impounded 40 vehicles after its raid on some nightclubs in Akure, the state capital.
According to the corps, the invasion was in line with the enforcement order put in place by the state government.
Earlier, Ondo government has ordered that nightclubs and bars should stop operating beyond midnight, as part of measures to curb the incidence of armed robbery and order criminal activities in the state.
A source said the raid was carried out at about 2.00am on Thursday.
Speaking on the development, Special Adviser to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Security Matters, Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo, stated that despite the warning and directive of the government, some owners of various nightclubs and beer parlour joints had continued to flout the order.
"We have to raid the nightclubs and impound the vehicles because there is a subsisting order of Mr Governor that the clubs should not operate at nights for security reasons.
"We discovered that many criminal activities are perpetrated in the night and during the interrogation of suspects, we discovered that these criminals always use clubs as shield. The level of hard drugs intake in the clubs is very high because after taking the drugs you see them misbehaving all these we want to stop in this state."
When contacted, Commander of the Amotekun Corps, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, who confirmed the issue said the owners of the impounded vehicles had shown up.
Adeleye stated that after they were severely warned, the vehicles were released to them.
"Some of the owners of the vehicles have come with the papers of the vehicles and they have been warned while the vehicles were released to them."