Men of the Ekiti State Police Command, led by the state Commander of the Mobile Police Unit, Gabriel Selekere, on Sunday morning shot dead a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and injured many as they dispersed a peaceful rally held by some members of the party in
The Police under the supervision of Selekere also held Governor Kayode Fayemi hostage for about 45 minutes at the Ejigbo junction, fired tear gas on the Governor’s car, disarmed and arrested one of the Governor’s security aides.
The APC members who had started their rally aimed at “sweeping the State capital” at Okeyinmi were ambushed by some People’s Democratic Party (PDP) thugs and armed policemen along the popular Matthew junction in Ado- Ekiti at about 8:42am.
The Police led by Selekere first shot tear-gas at the APC members who were scampering to avoid the smoke before the men of the Mobile Police started shooting sporadically, leading to the death of a young man identified as a member of the APC.
Some PDP thugs who were with the Police took advantage of the police presence to vandalize four branded APC buses and harassed passers-by.
When Governor Fayemi got to the scene of the incident, the Policemen continued their shooting spree and shot teargas at his convoy which was apparently at the scene as the Chief Security Officer of the State.
The mobile policemen approached the Governor’s convoy, disarmed three of his security aides and injured one of them while beating him.
“Who? what Governor? Who is Governor when the VP is in town. I don’t know any Governor. I have order from above”, he yelled, while ordering his men to dislodge the Governor’s convoy.
Governor Fayemi who could not hide his displeasure with the Police asked the Police Commissioner if the action of his men were aimed at protecting the people having killed one person.
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