Police Begins Investigation Of Ex Ekiti NURTW Chairman Assassination

The Ekiti State Police Command has begun investigation into the alleged killing of a former Ekiti State chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Omolafe Aderiye.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Victor Babayemi, also announced the arrest of some suspects over the violence that erupted in the state on Friday.

Aderiye was a staunch supporter of the Governor-elect, Mr. Ayo Fayose.

A statement entitled “Murder of Chief Aderiye Omolafe and the attendant civil unrest” made available to journalists, Babayemi said, “In the last 24 hours, Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, has witnessed series of unpleasant events.”

He recalled that the police in the early hours of Thursday reacted to the rowdy situation by some people around the high court premises in Ado-Ekiti by dispersing them and escorting judges and lawyers out of the court premises to their various abode.

Babayemi said, “Regrettably, while the police were reviewing their strategies at putting an end to rowdiness in and around the court premises, the news of the killing came in.

“And, in response, the Commissioner of Police led policemen out all night and was able to forestall the breakdown of law and order generated by the killing.

“However, in the morning hoodlums started coming out in droves, taking to the streets of Ado-Ekiti and causing carnage by setting fire on some buildings, vehicles and property.

“The Commissioner of Police again reacted by leading senior officers on patrol to curtail the situation. With this prompt and decisive response, the situation in Ado-Ekiti metropolis was brought under effective control.

Babayemi, however, warned that anyone found flouting the curfew order by Fayemi would be dealt with.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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