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Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Thursday, October 18, asked security agencies in the state to fish out killers of the treasurer of the state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), Moses Adeoye, who was killed by gunmen at his Otun Ekiti residence on Tuesday, October 16.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the late Adeoye, who was until recently chairman of the party in Moba local government, was allegedly trailed to his residence by the gunmen and shot dead in the presence of his family members.
The governor had upon hearing the sad news, after his return from a trip to Abuja, through his spokesman, Yinka Oyebode, directed all the security agencies in the state to ensure the killers are apprehended and made to face the wrath of the law.
Fayemi vowed to get to the root of the matter, stressing that anyone found to be connected in one way or the other with the killing would be dealt with decisively. He said his administration would work with security agencies to put an end to the spate of assassination and violence in the state.
Meanwhile, the governor commiserated with the family of the deceased, assuring them of justice in the matter.
NAN reports that Fayemi, who was out of the state on official duty when the incidence occurred, described the death of the APC chieftain as sad and devastating, pledging government’s support for the family.
The governor’s condolence message was delivered to the family by a high power delegation comprising the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Biodun Oyebanji; Chief of Staff, Mr Biodun Omoleye; and Chief Alaba Abejide.
Meanwhile, Governor Fayemi has been advised to learn a big lesson from the incarceration of his predecessor, Ayodele Fayose, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) barely 24 hours after relinquishing power.
While giving the warning at an interdenominational thanksgiving service organised at the Government House in Ado Ekiti to mark Fayemi’s inauguration, a Muslim cleric, Alhaji Raheem Arikewuyo Olowoyo, said Fayose’s travail conveyed a vivid message to leaders that power is transient.
Olowoyo, who is the Awiye Adinni of Ekiti land said those in position of authority must learn from the fact that Fayose, who still wielded power of life and death just a week ago, is now cooling his heel in the custody of the EFCC.