Emure Ekiti Murder: Adeyeye Accuses Fayemi Of Planning To Free Suspects
Afenifere Chieftain and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Prince Dayo Adeyeye has accused the State Governor, Kayode Fayemi of planning to free the nine suspects arraigned in court last week and remanded in prison custody for alleged involvement in the murder of 34 year-old Foluso Ogundare, killed in Emure-Ekiti on November 3, 2013.
Adeyeye said "it is funny that the same Fayemi, who announced to the public that he won't shield any of his aides or supporters found connected with the murder of Foluso Ogundare could get one of his lawyers, R.O. Balogun to filed a bail application for the nine suspects."
In a release issued in Ado-Ekiti today, by the Director General of Prince Adedayo Adeyeye Movement (PAAM), Hon Bisi Kolawole, the governorship aspirant warned the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Wale Fapounda of the consequences of using his office to shield murder suspects.
He said Ekiti people are watching the governor and his clandestine move to frustrate the trial of the suspected murderers of Foluso Ogundare, and will react appropriately.
The statement read; "We are worried about the information available to us on the state government's plot to secure bail for the nine suspects that were remanded in prison custody till January 10, 2014 by an Ado Ekiti Magistrate Court.
"As at today, a bail application number HCE/32M/2013 has been filed by one of Fayemi's lawyer, R. O. Balogun and the application is billed to be heard at Emure High Court on Thursday.
"The plan is for the State Government, through the Attorney General not to oppose the application, and consequently get the remanded murder suspects freed.
"Already, we are aware that one of the suspects, Muyiwa Abegunde, who is said to be at large is being shielded by the state government.
"Nigerians should be reminded that it was the Fayemi-led government that has frustrated the trial of the State Interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Jide Awe and others being tried for alleged involvement in the murder of Ayo Murphy Jeje and Mrs Juliana Adewumi.
"It was also the Fayemi-led state government that make a 'no case' submission to free the State Chairman of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Rotimi Olabiwonu (Mentilo) and former Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Tajudeen Hassan and others arrested by the police and charged to court for alleged involvement in the murder of Chief Adeleye Awolumate and attempted murder of Mrs Adeola Akande in Otun-Ekiti on November 18, 2010.
"Again, Fayemi's government it was, who made sure that the killer of Teslim Abiola, a 400 Level Accounting student of the Ekiti State University, who was hit by a vehicle driven by the governor's aide on September 26, 2012, was not tried.
"We therefore warning Fayemi of the consequences of his continuous support for murderers because the moment the people are made to believe that there cannot be justice at the law courts, the next option will be self help."