You can take a monkey from the forest but you can't take the forest from the monkey.

Ajibola Aliu, 61, was recently granted amnesty by the Osun State judiciary at the Ilesa Maximum Prison after spending 21 years in jail for armed robbery.

Aliu, a driver, was a member of gang terrorising citizens in Ondo State and its environs.

He was among the 11 suspects paraded by Ondo State Police Command on Thursday.

Those paraded include five-armed robbery suspects, four cultists and two others who specialise in motorcycle snatching at gun point.

The suspected armed robbers also paraded include: Adeniyi Seun, Oluwatosin Olanrewaju, Adebowale Adeeye, Ilo Vincent and Tunde Olayode.

The alleged cult members, who were also reportedly found with firearms, are Isiaka Kareem, Olabode Ayobami, Ebenezer Akinkuolu and Joseph Esie.

Gbenga Adeyanju, the newly deployed commissioner of police in the state, said guns, charms and other valuable items were recovered from the suspects.

Adeyanju said that a search warrant was executed at their residence where charms, weed suspected to be Indian Hemp and cut to size single barrel gun were recovered.

The suspects are to appear in court after investigation is completed.