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Ekiti To Arrest Landlords, Demolish Houses Harbouring Criminals

Posted: May 28, 2015 at 5:37 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Yaqoub Popoola  –  Ado-Ekiti


Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has hinted that law aimed at empowering the security operatives to arrest, prosecute and demolish houses of landlords accommodating criminals in the state was under way.

He disclosed this after issuing a statement on Tuesday regarding the progress being made to arrest suspected kidnappers terrorising the state.

According to the Governor, he said his government was planning to enact a law
that would empower the police to arrest and prosecute landlords of criminals in the
state and also demolish houses where they were being accommodated.

He expressed readiness to reward anyone one who could provide useful information that would lead to the arrest of kidnappers and armed robbers with two million naira.

Reports have it that two suspected kidnappers and wife of the suspected kingpin in the state have been arrested by the police.

Governor Fayose had in a state broadcast alleged that one Olumide, 31, and one Folorunsho both from Esure Ekiti were arrested between Ikere and Iju while trying to escape.

According to a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday, the governor’s aide said the wife of the suspected leader of the kidnappers identified as Austin who was believed to be preparing food
and other items for them was also arrested.

The statement said security operatives were trailing other suspected kidnappers who were believed to hail from Edo State.

Governor Fayose added that the three other persons who accommodated them
were also arrested.

He advised the people of the state particularly residents of Atikankan and Bata areas in Ado-Ekiti where suspected criminals were said to have hideouts to report any suspected person to the police.

He also warned security personnel who have been serving as informants to the criminals to desist from such acts, saying whoever was caught would face severe consequence.

He assured that several efforts were put in place by him to ensure that residents in the state sleep with their two eyes closed.