- Police parade three kidnap suspects
Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti
Twenty-four hours after the gruesome murder of the Paymaster of the Ekiti State Police Command, Mr. Idowu Taiwo, by unknown gunmen on the street of Ado Ekiti, another man identified as a professional engineer, Mr. Kunle Enisan, has been assassinated in Ekiti.
Enisan, father of two, who was in early 40s and an employee of Ido/Osi Local Government Area of the state, was killed around 8.15p.m. on Monday at Housing Estate along Afao road in a manner that kept many agitated about the security of the state.
Relaying how the incident happened, the deceased’s in-law, Adeoye Aribasoye, said the victim was returning home with his wife in his Toyota Highlander car and had a stopover on the way where the wife had headed home through alternative means expecting the husband to join her later.
Aribasoye said: “ When it was 9p.m., the wife became agitated because the deceased never kept late nights. The wife started looking for him.
Just a few metres from home, she and the search party saw his car and the doors were opened.
“But because of the fear, they could not see him on the grounds on the other side of the car. They later came and saw his lifeless body beside where his car was parked.”
Aribasoye said the family immediately reported the matter to the police, disclosing that they have visited the family to extract first hand information.
“The wife is my younger sister. The people of the state are no longer safe. The security is nothing to write home about. We believe it was a clear case of assassination because nothing was taken away from the car but we only saw some documents scattered on the ground.
“Kidnapping and assassination are rampant now and Ayo Fayose’s government must be proactive to arrest the situation.”
The Police Public Relations Officer of the Ekiti Command, Mr. Alberto Adeyemi, confirmed the incident, saying the detectives are already on the trail of the perpetrators of the nefarious act.
Meanwhile, the police have paraded three suspects who participated in the kidnap of Mrs. Oyinlola Ajibola, wife of former member of the House of Assembly, Samuel Ajibola, in Omuo-Oke in Ekiti East Local Government Area in October.
The suspects, Adeola Ayodele, Rotimi Onileowo and Sunday Koko confessed to the crime which took place on October 8 at the residence of the victim. Three members of the gang are still at large.
Ayodele who wept profusely during the parade said they participated in the crime begging for forgiveness from the victim.
The suspect said he has been praying to God to forgive them for kidnapping the woman.
On the alleged kidnappers , Adeyemi said the command did not rest on its oars until the suspects were arrested, explaining that police are still on the trail of the fleeing members of the gang urging members of the public to assist with information that could lead to their arrest.
However, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Wilson Inalegwu, has ordered serious stop and search operation in all major highways in Ekiti.
The police were seen stopping motorists and searching their vehicles at all entry points to Ado Ekiti capital city, while similar operation was going on in all other divisions across the 16 local government areas of the state.
Taiwo, was found dead on Monday morning with his hands tied to the back in a car in Ajilosun area after being kidnapped at a pub on Sunday night by unknown gunmen.
Speaking with journalists in Ado Ekiti yesterday, Inalegwu said no arrest has been made in connection with the gruesome murder of the officer.
Inalegwu, who spoke through the Command’s Public Relations Officer, disclosed that the measure was part of the operations lined up to make Ekiti a no-go-area for criminals.