Fish Out Killers Of Traditional Rulers, Oyebanji Tells Security Agencies

The governor condemned the dastardly attack that happened in the Oke-Ako area in Ikole Local Government Area of the state.

A file photo of the governor of Ekiti State, Biodun Oyebanji.


Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji, has tasked security agencies to unravel the killers of two traditional rulers in the state.

The traditional rulers were killed on Monday by suspected kidnappers while returning from a meeting in Irele-Ekiti in Ekiti State. The victims identified as Oba David Ogunsakin, the Elesun of Esun-Ekiti; and Oba Olatunde Olusola, the Onimojo of Omojola-Ekiti, were accosted and gunned down.

Reacting in a Tuesday statement by his media aide, Yinka Oyebode, the governor condemned the dastardly attack in the Oke-Ako area in the Ikole Local Government Area of the state.

He said, “security agents have been dispatched to the area to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous crime”.

Oyebanji, who had just presided over the state security council meeting in Ado-Ekiti, barely an hour before the incident occurred, said “No stone will be left unturned in the bid to bring the perpetrators to justice”.

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He expressed the condolences of the Government and people of Ekiti State to the people of Imojo Ekiti and Esun Ekiti over the sad incident.

The governor also urged the people of the two towns to remain calm and refrain from taking the laws into their own hands. Government, he said, would ensure that justice is served, charging security agencies in the state to remain vigilant and persistent in the efforts to stamp out crime and criminality from the state.