Ekiti East Bye-Election Violence: Fayemi Confirms Arrest Of Perpetrators, Sympathizes With Deceased Families

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has confirmed arrest of suspected perpetrators of the violence that led to the death of two persons in Omuo-Ekiti during Saturday’s Ekiti East Constituency 1 House of Assembly bye-election.

He assured the people of Ekiti state that the suspected killers would be brought to book in accordance with the law of the State.

The Governor disclosed this when he paid a condolence visit to the palace of Olomuo of Omuo Ekiti, Oba Noah Omonigbehin in Omuo- Ekiti.

He said the perpetrators would be taken to court on Monday and charged with murder.

Dr Fayemi told the Monarch, the Olomuo-in-Council and other stakeholders at the palace that the State Commissioner of Police had confirmed to him the arrest of those responsible for the violence.

Dr Fayemi, accompanied by the Senator representing Ekiti South, Abiodun Olujimi, Commissioner of Police, Tunde Mobayo, Special Adviser Security Matter, Retired  Brigadier General Ebenezer Ogundana  and other stakeholders said the development had nothing to do with politics, adding that the full weight of the law would be visited on everyone involved in the violence to serve as deterrent to intending criminals.

The Governor who visited the crime scenes also paid condolence visit to the families of the deceased where he promised to assist them to cushion their pains.

He also visited some of the injured at the Methodist Hospital in Omuo-Ekiti and the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti where he pledged that government would settle the medical bills of those in the hospital.

Governor Fayemi said prior to the election, he had been engaging Senator Olujimi and other major stakeholders in the community on the peaceful conduct of the bye-election.

Amos Ogunrinde

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