Ekiti police Arrest Two Over Attack on Fayemi’s Wife
The Ekiti state police command has announced the arrest of two students of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) in connection with the attack on the wife of Ekiti state Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi and her security details.
This is as the management of the University has announced the setting up a probe panel to investigate the crisis.
FUOYE’s Students had on Tuesday staged a violent protest in Oye Ekiti over incessant power outage in the institution, leading to attack on the convoy of Mrs Fayemi.
Two persons were reportedly killed and several wounded with over a dozen of vehicles vandalised by the rampaging students during the bedlam.
The Police Commissioner, Mr Asuquo Amba, while speaking to Newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday, said two of his men were wounded while two police Vans were burnt during the attack.
“Two persons have been arrested and one of them had confessed to the commission of the crime.
“When a crime is committed, we don’t fold our arms and watch. Even a civilian can effect arrest if crime is committed in front of him and hand them over to the police”, the CP said.
The CP condemned the attack on the police while doing their statutory duties, saying it was wrong for his operatives to have been beaten to stupor for trying to restore orderliness.
“It is sad that police are being attacked by criminals and the civilians whom we are protecting are also attacking our people.
“We won’t rest until the perpetrators of this dastardly attack are arrested and brought to justice,” Amba said.
Amba added that the two rifles stolen from the police during the crisis have been retrieved.
The management of the university, led by its Vice Chancellor, Prof. Kayode Soremekun , while seting up a 12-man investigative panel mandated them to unravel the root cause of the violent protest.
According to an internal memo signed by the Director of Administration in the office of the VC, Mr. olatunbosun Odusanya, the panel will be headed by Deputy VC, Prof. Abayomi Fasina.
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The management, according to the memo, gave the panel two weeks to submit its report.