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Ekiti Police to arraign seven suspected kidnappers

By The Citizen


The Ekiti State Police Command has said that it will soon begin the prosecution of the seven suspected kidnappers that were arrested in connection with the abduction of two people in the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Command, Mr. Victor Babayemi, who spoke on behalf of the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Felix Uyanna, in Ado Ekiti on Sunday, said those involved in the kidnap of a medical doctor with the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Dr. Abayomi Adekunle, and a Lagos-based businessman, Chief Femi Fadeyi, were arrested recently.

The two men were later found at a location in Ijero Ekiti.

Uyanna said, 'Those arrested shall be prosecuted. I want to state that investigations are ongoing.

'We don't believe in fire-brigade approach. We are methodical in our investigations so that we can ascertain the level of involvement of each of the suspects.

'Facts will be available for us to prefer necessary charges. We are determined to make Ekiti a no-go area for criminals'.

Meanwhile, the new CP during a visit to Governor Kayode Fayemi on Friday, said that he would not meddle with political activities in the state as political parties prepared for the June 21 governorship election in the state.

He spoke against the background of the rumour making the rounds that he was posted to the state in a bid to actualise the plan of the Peoples Democratic Party-led Federal Government to win the governorship polls in Ekiti and Osun states at all cost.

He said, 'I am here to seek a hand of fellowship and request that yourself and other members of the society, the good people of Ekiti State should assist me in accomplishing my objective, which is to curb crime and criminality in the state.'

Fayemi said, 'I am happy you have promised to give everyone a level playing field. That's what Ekiti people want. They are very sensitive to federal might I must say. Whatever must be done in managing the affairs of security in the state from your perspective, I want you to stick to what you have said that you would do it in accordance with what is contained in the constitution, police acts, other regulations that may be applicable to crime and criminality.' Punch