I Will Create Enabling Environment for Businesses to thrive – CP Ekiti

 I Will Create Enabling Environment for Businesses to thrive – CP Ekiti

By Sanwo Bamise Kolade.

The Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, CP Tunde Mobayo in a briefing with the Press noted that the Command, under his leadership is in the business of ensuring the security of lives and property of the good people of the State as well as creating an enabling environment where people can carry out their lawful businesses without fear of intimidation and oppression.

CP Tunde stated that the Command recently recorded a breakthrough in an operation done in conjunction with the Amotekun Corp and local hunters during which one of the kidnappers was was gunned down in an exchange of gune fire while the victims were rescued.

In a statement by the Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Abutu Sunday, the Command’s Rapid Response Squad(RRS), arrested one OgunremiBunmi ‘m’, the son of Late Chief Ogunremi Sesan of Ado-Ekiti and one Ige Adu ‘m’ of Ikere-Ekiti for multiple kidnappings and other heinous crimes. He further stated that during interrogation, the suspects confessed to be responsible for the kidnap of one Olowo Bolaji ‘m’ in Ipoti-Ekiti on 29/01/2020. They also confessed to have kidnapped one Alhaji Suleiman Akinbami, a petrol dealer on 10/01/2021 in Ado-Ekiti. He added that the suspects, in their confessional statements, said that they were responsible for the kidnap of one Mrs. Bose Oladende on 09/10/2021 in Ado-Ekiti and one Mrs. Olalusi Dapo, the wife of a former Ekiti State Surveyor-General sometime this year. The suspects further confessed that their syndicate kidnapped late Chief Abiodun Ajayi earlier this year in Ado-Ekiti who jumped from their vehicle but later died in the hospital during treatment due to the injuries he sustained. 

According to the PPRO, one of the suspects usually keeps his victims in his father’s house, located at Water Works, Ado-Ekiti and sometimes move them to Ayere Forest in Kogi State before demanding for ransom.

“They mentioned one Banji Akeem a.k.a Oro who was earlier arrested by the RRS operatives for the offence of armed robber. They also mentioned one Samuel a.k.a Samuel Ebira, Jimoh Dele a.k.a Dele Petim, Dayo a.k.a DayoIgwe and Johnson a.k.a Yellow Okada who are presently at large as other members of their gang. Concerted effort led to the arrest of one Taiwo Fayoke ‘f’ who confessed to being their food supplier whenever victims are held hostage” ASP Abutu added.

The following Items were recovered from them;five locally made barrel guns, one Toyota Corolla Car, thirteen rounds of live cartridges and two locally made double barrel guns. Adding that effort is being made to arrest the fleeing suspects as the Command has declared a reward of Five Million (N5,000,000:00) Nairafor anyone who can provide credible information concerning the whereabouts of the fleeing suspects through the following GSM numbers 09064050086; 07031620186; 08062335577.