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Ekiti Killings: Fayemi's Chief Of Staff Has Something To Hide—Group Alleges

By Save Ekiti Coalition (SEC)
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A group in Ekiti State, the Save Ekiti Coalition (SEC) has said that Governor Kayode Fayemi's Chief of Staff, Mr Yemi Adaramodu has something to hide on the series of politically motivated killings in the State, saying; “Adaramodu's petition to the State Security Service (SSS), alleging plot to implicate him in the murder of Foluso Ogundare in Emure Ekiti last Sunday is an indication that he is afraid of something concerning the murder.”

Convener of the SEC, Mr Lere Olayinka, who made this known in a release issued in Ado-Ekiti today, called on the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubaka, to order a thorough investigation into the alleged involvement of Mr. Adaramodu in the series of killings in the State.

He said; “If Adaramodu's conscience is clear on the killings in Ekiti State, especially the murder of Foluso Ogundare, he will definitely fear no accusation.”

In Adaramodu's petition dated November 8, 2013, he claimed to have written the petition as a pre-emptive measure to stop the alleged plan to rope him in and send him behind bars by some politicians, particularly in connection with the brutal murder of Foluso Ogundare in Emure Ekiti.

However, SEC said in its reaction that the petition written to the SSS and IGP by Adaramodu's was a pointer to the fact that “he has something to hide!”

The statement read; “If Adaramodu does not have anything to hide, why did he rushed to the SSS and the police with such an allegation that some people in the opposition, People's Democratic Party (PDP) and those opposed to the second term ambition of Governor Fayemi within the All Progressives Congress (APC) were planning to frame him up?

“Why is Adaramodu not insisting that the police must fish out and punish those who murdered Foluso Ogundare, but instead trying to blackmail the security agencies and prevent them from doing the needful on the murder case?

“From all indications, Adaramodu was simply acting like the proverbial guilty mind, who is running when no one is pursuing him. His action is the ones the Yoruba people refer to as; 'elese nsa nigbati a ko le.'

“It is therefore important that the police must conduct a thorough investigation into Adaramodu's claim vis the murder of Foluso Ogundare because as it is in Ekiti, the only way to prevent anarchy in the State is for those behind the last Sunday political violence in Emure-Ekiti that lead to Foluso Ogundare's murder to be brought to book not minding their position in government.

"Failure to do this is a direct invitation to anarchy because their is no guanrantee that the people won't take laws into their hands by engaging in self defence if attacks on perceived opponents of Governor Fayemi's second term ambition are allowed to go on with impunity."