Fayose Petitions IGP, Right Commission Over Ekiti Killing, Wants Suspects Prosecuted


Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba and the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Prof. Bem Angwe, over the killing of Modupe Temitope Olaya in Efon-Alaaye yesterday.
Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said in a statement issued on Wednesday that the governorcalled for immediate and thorough investigation of the murder with a view to bringing the perpetrators to book.
The petition personally signed by the governor was titled; "Murder of Mr Modupe Temitope Olaya; call for investigation and prosecution of culprits."
It reads; "I write to call your attention to the murder of Mr Modupe Temitope Olaya, in Efon-Alaaye junction, Ekiti State yesterday.
"Modupe Olaya was said to be going about his lawful business peacefully when gun shots were fired at him and other people at Efon-Alaaye junction by rampaging All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers, who were coming to Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital in two unmarked Toyota buses.
"The APC lawmakers were escorted by some fully armed mobile policemen, who I later discovered to have been brought from MOPOL 20 in Lagos State.
"Some of the mobile policemen were identified as follows:
Sgt Oyelakin Zacchaeus (F/No 386073)
Cpl Adewuya Clement (F/No 396903)
Cpl James Ogunji (F/No 386976)
Cpl Ebute Michael (F/No 343469)
Cpl. Ibrahim Zock (F/No 235510)
"To my surprise, instead of the police arresting the lawmakers, they were
allowed to return to Oshogbo, Osun State where they came from.
"As I write, the entire Efon-Alaaye community is tense, with the people expecting justice to prevail on the gruesome murder of Modupe Olaya.
"It is therefore on this note, and most importantly, the need to restore the confidence of the people in the police that I implore that you use your good offices to order a thorough investigation into the murder.
"It is also important that the involvement of the above listed mobile policemen is ascertained as they were not from Ekiti State and were not deployed to escort the lawmakers to the State by the Ekiti State Police Command.
"Thanking you for your anticipated prompt action."
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