Governor of Ekiti state Ayodele Fayose has been pictured in action chasing cows led by Fulani herdsmen in Ado-Ekiti.
The 55-year-old even personally ”arrested” a cow.
The pictures emerged via the Facebook account of Fayose’s Special Assistant on Public Communication and New Media, Lere Olayinka.
Olayinka posted on his Facebook pictures of the incident, writing:
”As Governor Fayose was going to Ikole Ekiti today, he came across herdsmen along Afao Ekiti road, Ado Ekiti.
”The governor demonstrated the seriousness of the State Anti Grazing Law by personally seeing to it that one of the COWS was “arrested” by youths who chased the cows after the herdsmen ran into the bush upon seeing the governor’s security men. The remaining cows ran into the bush too.
”Ekiti Grazing Enforcement Marshall (EGEM) will start work in few days time.”
An ‘anti-grazing’ bill was passed by Ekiti lawmakers late August. The bill was later signed into law by Fayose.
The law made it criminal for any cattle, sheep and goat to graze on undesignated land for ranches in the state. Cattle movement after 6pm is banned and offenders get six months imprisonment without an option of fine.