Following Saturday’s bloody scene that occurred during the by-election to fill the vacant seat for Ekiti East Constituency 1 in the State House Assembly, Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti State has assured that those arrested will face the wrath of the law.
The governor gave the assurance during a condolence visit to the palace of Oba Noah Omonigbehin, the Olumuo of Omuo-Ekiti, on Sunday.
He said: “We may not be able to bring back the dead but every perpetrator will be dealt with to serve as deterrent to others.
“After I spoke with Senator Biodun Olujimi yesterday (Saturday), I called the CP and instructed him to do everything possible to arrest the perpetrators and I’m happy to inform you Kabiyesi, that as I arrived the state today (Sunday), the CP said all the culprits have been arrested and on Monday, they shall be charged for murder.”
The governor commended the monarch for his role in ensuring that there was peace in the community by not allowing residents to take laws into their hands after the violence.
Oba Omonigbeyin, while responding, lauded the governor for the condolence visit to the community and urged him to ensure that perpetrators of the violence “are brought to book and prosecuted accordingly.”
The state police command on Sunday said it has arrested three suspects in connection to the violence that marred the Ekiti East constituency by-election.