Police To Blame For Rise In Politically-Motivated Killings – Fayose

Ayo-FayoseeAyo Fayose, former Ekiti State governor,  yesterday accused the police of culpability in the rising wave of politically motivated killings in the state following their refusal to prosecute those fingered as master-minds of such killings in the past.

Fayose, who recently declared his intention to run in the state’s gubernatorial polls next year, also described the current administration of Governor Kayode Fayemi as the worst in terms of politically-motivated killings since the advent of democracy in 1999.

Fayose also alleged that the state government was working to influence the police with a view to cover up the killing of Ayo Jeje.

But the state’s Commissioner for Information, Mr. Tayo Ekundayo, described Fayose’s comment as a figment of his own imagination, saying people of the state know who the real killers are.

Ekundayo, who said that there was no iota of truth in the allegation that the government is attempting to cover up the Erinjiyan murder, absolved Fayemi of any criminality under any guise as alleged by Fayose.

Fayose, who spoke with journalists on the spate of politically-motivated killings in the state, also accused the police of foot dragging on the various petitions levelled against some government officials over their alleged involvement in past killings.

Fayose said, “I was invited by the DIG four months ago when my supporters and I were attacked by the ACN’s thugs at different places during political meetings. The DIG collected files about past killings in Ekiti but after four months, nobody has come out with any report. It was Fayemi that invited the DIG and the IG wrote on the letter that the DIG should handle the issue but nothing has been done and that is why the impunity is continuing.”