Bomb scare at Ekiti State Government House

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BY GBENGA ARIYIBI

ADO EKITI— A middle age man was yesterday arrested in Ado Ekiti for an alleged attempt to bomb Government House, the official residence of the state governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.

The incident happened barely 24 hours to the judgement of the  Supreme Court of Nigeria, which is expected on the case instituted by the former governor of the state, Engr. Segun Oni, challenging  his removal from office  and subsequent  declaration of Governor Kayode Fayemi  as the validly elected Governor in the 2007 and 2009  elections in the state.

The alleged bomber was said to have been conveyed to the spot  by a motorbike rider who was said to have escaped arrest as soon as he dropped the suspect in front of the main gate of the Government’s House,

The alleged bomber said to be making frantic bid to contact some people through his  telephone, a development that gave room for suspicion that he had a sinister motive.

While he busied himself with phone calls, a civil servant simply known as Johnson,was said to have  queried his mission in that restricted area, which is about six poles to the Governor’s Lodge.

The civil servant,Vanguard further gathered alerted the security details at the main gate of the Government’s House,

The security officers dispossessed  the suspect of some of his personal belongings Some of the  substances found on the  suspect include  explosive device and  other dangerous weapons, even charms, knives and other lethal tools.

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