- The Ekiti state governor elect, Kayode Fayemi, charges security agencies to apprehend killers of APC chieftain Bunmi Ojo
- He describes the killing as a sad development that should not be allowed to go away without getting to the root of the issue
- Enugu police alerts public to new tactics employed by criminals
The Ekiti state governor elect, Kayode Fayemi, has lamented the gruesome killing of a federal commissioner representing Ekiti on the board of Federal Character Commision (FCC), Bunmi Ojo.
Fayemi in statement made available by his media office of on Saturday, August 11, commiserated with the APC over Ojo’s killing.
According to the statement signed by the director of media and publicity, Wole Olujobi, Fayemi expressed shock and sadness over the late Ojo’s murder.
Fayemi was quoted as saying that the killing of the late politician was a sad commentary that shattered the relative peace the state had enjoyed after the July 14 governorship poll, The News Agency of Nigeria reports.
The governor-elect charged security agencies to live up to their responsibility to get to the root of the killing and bring perpetrators to justice.
“This is a sad development that should not be allowed to go away without getting to the root of this killing.
”But then the public must give security agencies chance to do their job to get to the root of this sad development.
“Also, security agencies are enjoined to swing into action to apprehend the perpetrators of this heinous crime to check the activities of criminals in Ekiti State,” Fayemi said.
In a related report, the state chapter of APC, through its publicity secretary, Chief Taiwo Olatunbosun, has condemned the murder of its chieftain and called on the security operatives to fish out the perpetrators without delay.
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“Those who knew Bunmi Ojo could not but liked him, he was an easy-going and upright politician, who cultivated friendship in both high and low places, which endeared him to many people.
“His killing cannot be far from political machinations, we will not rest until the assailants are fished out. This is a test for the police and other security operatives in the state,” Olatunbosun said.
In another report, the Enugu state police command has advised members of the public to be security conscious in order not to fall prey to the antics of mischief-makers who double as tricycle or cab operators.
The command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, gave the advice in Enugu on Saturday, August 11, NAN reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that Amaraizu said that some mischief-makers had used their new antics to wreak havoc on the lives and businesses of members of the public.
He said that recent intelligence information revealed that these mischief-makers usually pretend to be drivers, and with their cohorts as passengers; and in the process, later turn out to be members of pick-pocketing and/or advance fee fraud gangs.
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