By Lateef Ibrahim with agency report
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has warned that the State Governor, Kayode Fayemi will be held responsible if there is a further breakdown of law and order in the State.
The party alleged that armed thugs sponsored by the governor are now going about attacking people and destroying properties.
The party said a guest house owned by a musician and former House of Assembly member, Dayo Akinleye (Dayo Maxima), was invaded last night by armed thugs led by one Marshal, where four persons were abducted and gunshots fired indiscriminately.
State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Raphael Adeyanju, in a statement on Sunday, warned that the people will eventually be forced to defend themselves.
The party alleged that government which should be protecting the citizens is now unleashing thugs, warning that the consequences will not be palatable for everyone.
The PDP said it was more worrisome that the police were acting in support of the thugs alleging that four people abducted by the thugs were dumped at the Police Headquarters in Ado Ekiti after they were taken to the Government House and assaulted.
”They are now being detained like criminals while nothing has been done to apprehend the thugs who attacked them.”
The PDP alleged that the same thugs were the ones who shot dead one Prince Sunday Ogunleye, at Oke Ureje area of Ado Ekiti on Tuesday.
The thugs, who moved around Ado Ekiti on Tuesday, in a branded bus owned by a former APC governorship aspirant, Engr Kayode Ojo, fired the shots that killed Sunday Ogunleye, a native of Odo Ayedun Ekiti, in Ikole Local Government.
“The armed thugs that invaded GNN Guest House at Jimoh Aliu Street, Adebayo in Ado Ekiti, owned by Dayo Maxima, are known to belong to what they termed ‘Team Ekiti.’
“They are known boys of the notorious Rotimi Olanbiwonnu (Mentilo), who is an appointee of Governor Fayemi.
“The police must therefore bring these people to face the law, otherwise, those being attacked might be forced to begin to defend themselves”, PDP said in the statement.