Ekiti Police Paymaster Kidnapped, Murdered by Gunmen


Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti

The paymaster of the Ekiti State Police Command and a Superintendent of Police, Mr. Idowu Taiwo, was monday found dead after being kidnapped on Sunday night by some gunmen.

Taiwo was reported to have been found dead in a car in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, in the early hours of monday by detectives who were on the trail of the evildoers.

Taiwo, who was an Officer in Charge of Finance, fondly called OC MSS in the force’s parlance, was said to have been found

dead the morning after he was allegedly kidnapped in Ado Ekiti Sources claimed that he was at a joint within the vicinity of Ologede

police station located in Ajilosun area of the state capital when some yet-to-be identified men arrived at the place and forcibly bundled him into the car and whisked him away to unknown destination.
The sources added that Taiwo was not found until the next morning (Monday) but he had already been murdered with his hands handcuffed and lifeless body left in a car.

Confirming the gory incident, the state Public Relations Officer, Mr. Alberto Adeyemi, confirmed the incident in a telephone interview, saying “it is true” and also confirmed that he was ‘OC MSS.’

Adeyemi gave his name as SP Idowu Taiwo and explained that “he was taken away from where he was at Ologede area and was later found dead at Ajebamidele area of the same Ajilosun.”

The PPRO added that “after he was murdered, they abandoned his body in a car in Ajebamidele area of the town.”
Adeyemi said: “Investigations have begun to arrest the perpetrators, but no arrests yet.”