Ekiti: Oyebanji Orders Security Agencies to Fish Out Killers of 2 Monarchs

Ekiti State governor, Biodun Oyebanji, has condemned Monday’s dastardly attack in Oke-Ako area of Ikole Local Government, which led to the gruesome killing of two traditional rulers.

He has consequently ordered security agencies in the state to fish out the killers.

The two traditional rulers, the Onimojo of Imojo-Ekiti, Oba Olatunde Samuel Olusola and the Elesun of Esun-Ekiti, Oba David Babatunde Ogunsola were killed in an ambush by armed men while returning from a meeting.

The third traditional ruler, the Alara of Ara-Ekiti, Oba Adebayo Fatoba, escaped the attack.

Governor Oyebanji, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Yinka Oyebode, said security agents have been despatched to the area to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous crime.

The governor, 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 to bring the perpetrators to justice.

He expressed condolences of the government and people of state to the people of Imojo-Ekiti and Esun-Ekiti over the sad incident.

The governor also urged people of the two towns to remain calm and refrain from taking the law into their own hands, assuring that government would ensure justice was served.

Governor Oyebanji charged security agencies in the state to remain vigilant and resolute in the efforts to stamp out crime and criminality from the state.

Restating the commitment of his government to security of lives and properties of citizens in the state, the governor said his administration would continue to deploy technology for crime detection and prevention, as well as provide necessary support for security agencies in the state.