Ekiti Youths Protest Poor Response of Police to Abduction of House Leader
Ekiti State Government has announced abduction of the State Commissioner for Agriculture, Chief Folorunso Olabode, by suspected bandits on his way from Ado-Ekiti to his hometown in Iye-Ekiti, Ilejemeje, local government of Ekiti State last weekend.
The Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Mr Muyiwa Olumilua made this known in a statement in Ado Ekiti.
He also confirmed that the kidnappers shot one person among his entourage, the driver of the vehicle, who is a serving Councilor in Ilejemeje in the ensuing fracas.
Governor Kayode Fayemi has mandated the security Agencies in the State to ensure prompt and safe release of the abducted Commissioner, while assuring residents that adequate measures were ongoing, to maintain peace and security of the state.
He promised that all perpetrators of the dastard act would be brought to book.
The Commissioner for Police in Ekiti State, Amba Asuquo, has said that a team of police men has already been deployed, and are on the trail of the abductors, with a view to rescuing the victim.
Meanwhile, some youths in Iye Ekiti have taken to the streets to protest the poor response of police officers in Iye Division Police post, to the distress call put across to them immediately the House leader, state Commissioner for Agric and a woman were attacked.
Report says the youths who came out in large number, alleged the police of being lackadaisical which they said worsened the incident.
Radio Nigeria Progress FM learnt that the angry youths had been dispatched with teargas while attempting to attack a van belonging to the Divisional police station.