By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti.
A man, Olalekan Ezekiel has been nabbed by the Ekiti state Police Command for allegedly dressing like a genuine police officer.
Ezekiel, who posed like a police inspector was arrested on February 20 on Esure-Awo road when intercepted by a patrol team and later confessed that he was not a police officer after thorough investigation.
While a student of the College of Science and Technology, Ijero Ekiti, Busayo Kayode, was arrested for allegedly tricking his bosom friend into the hands of 10-man gang of rapists, who forcefully had a carnal knowledge of the victim with sinister intention to initiate her into an occult group.
The Commissioner of Police,Mr. Wilson Inalegwu,who disclosed this yesterday while parading 26 suspects in the state police headquarters in Ado-Ekiti,stated that the police recovered from Ezekiel one unregistered red colour Honda Motorcycle, adding that he will be prosecuted soon.
Inalegwu said, Busayo, who was arrested in Ijero-Ekiti few days ago was accused of specializing in recruiting vulnerable girls for the gang to rape in turns, particularly members of Ave Cult Group.
The CP said following the killing of OC Paymaster of the State Command,Mr. Idowu Taiwo and one Engr Kunle Enisan and kidnap of a Sweden – based Emmanuel Adeleke that his men swiftly extended their tentacles of intelligence gathering to Kano and Kaduna States,where some arrests were made.
“The operatives successfully recovered a Samsung Galaxy Note 4,Motorola Android Phone and Blackberry Passport belonging to the late OC Paymaster. Also, Infinix and Itel phones belonging to the waitresses working at a joint where the late officer was abducted before being killed,were recovered.
“The suspects are helping my men and they will be charged to court soon”.
The Police Commissioner added that he had established a ‘crime Hot Spot Policing Squad’ to smash criminals that have taken Atikankan, Adebayo,Ajilosun and Ojumose areas of Ado- Ekiti,as safe havens.
Inalegwu disclosed that the command is partnering with sister Commands in Ondo, Kwara,Kogi and Osun States to curtail activities of kidnappers in the zone.
He said his men is also doing the mapping for strategic operation, the thick forests along Ikere-Igbara Odo-Ogotun and Ise-Emure axes where kidnap victims were being regularly kept in Ekiti to reduce this nefarious act.
“We are also enlisting the services of local hunters and vigilante groups for constant patrol of these deadly forests,so that when we occupy their hideouts, they will have no option than to run”, he said.
On the rampaging herdsmen killing the people,Inalegwu said: “We have also made very landmark achievement in the area to ensuring peaceful co-existence among the herdsmen and farmers.
“We are forming various groups selected from all these stakeholders so that all of us can be on the same page to be able to checkmate incessant crisis among them and ensure that Ekiti is in peace”.
Inalegwu commended the state government over quick intervention in Ayede/Itaji Communal clash and for clearing the road necks in all the 16 local governments, saying the measures had helped his men in carrying out their statutory operational duties.