Ekiti Killings: Adeyeye Warns Ekiti Gov’t Against Planned Frustration Of Suspects Trial
Afenifere Chieftain and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Prince Dayo Adeyeye has warned the State government against any plan to frustrate the trial of suspects arrested in connection with the murder of Mr. Foluso Ogundare in Emure-Ekiti on Sunday, November 3, 2013.
Adeyeye, who alleged that the government was planning to make a "No Case" submission through the State Ministry of Justice when the suspects are arraigned in Court, said; "any attempt to prevent those involved in the Emure killing from facing prosecution and punishments will amount to a direct invitation to anarchy in the State."
In a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti, today by the Director General, Prince Adedayo Adeyeye Movement (PAAM), Hon Bisi Kolawole, the governorship aspirant said all right thinking Nigerians should prevail on the State Governor, Kayode Fayemi to "stop shielding members of his party who are shedding the blood of innocent Ekiti sons and daughters."
The statement read; "Chief Adeleye Awolumate, Kehinde Fajuyi, Michael Ipinlaye, Ayo Murphy Jeje, Mrs Juliana Adewumi and Foluso Ogundare are all victims of political violence courtesy of Fayemi's thugs. They were killed by people that can be identified by those who saw them committing the crime.
"When those who murdered Chief Awolumate were arrested by the police and charged to court, it was the Fayemi-led government that got them freed through the State Attorney-General who made a no case submission to exonerate them
"Also, the trial of the Ekiti State Interim Chairman of the APC, Jide Awe and others charged to court for the murder of Ayo Jeje and Juliana Adewumi is being frustrated by the State government.
"Now, having failed to secure the released of those arrested by the police in connection with the murder of Foluso Ogundare, Fayemi is going to adopt the same strategy he adopted in the case of Awolumate, Ayo Jeje and Juliana Adewumi by frustrating their trial since they will be charged to court in Ado-Ekiti.
"We are therefore sounding a note of warning to Fayemi on the implication of his continuous aiding and abetting of murderers, and also wish to call on President Jonathan and the National Security Adviser (NSA) to see to it that Fayemi allows the law to take its course on the murder of Foluso Ogundare.
"Failure to do this like we have maintained before, is to say that; Ekiti people can now go about defending themselves and also punishing perpetrators of political killings by themselves, the effects of which will no doubt be catastrophic."