By Gbenga Ariyibi
Ado-Ekiti – PEOPLES’ Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti State has alleged that some powerful people, within and outside the state, are mounting pressure on the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sotonye Wakama and officers involved in the investigation of the murder of Ayodele Jeje at Erinjiyan-Ekiti, to cover up the case.
However, the State Police Command dismissed the fear being raised by PDP and assured that the police were not under any pressure from any quarter over the Erinjiyan case.
The party, in a statement by its state chairman, Mr. Makanjuola Ogundipe, in Ado-Ekiti, yesterday, said: “This call became imperative following the pressure being mounted on Wakama and police officers in Ekiti State Command to bury the matter.
“We have reports that some people are mounting pressure on the CP, police top shots and those involved in the investigation of the murder of Ayodele Jeje that some vital evidence be destroyed, tampered with or even ignored so that those who killed Jeje would go free or there would not be enough evidence to nail them.”
However, in his reaction, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Command, Mr. Victor Babayemi Olu, said they were doing a professional job on the case.
He said: “We are investigating the matter and we are doing that professionally, conscientiously and with the fear of God.
“Nobody is mounting pressure on us to do anything that is untoward. We are assuring Nigerians that anybody that runs foul of the law will be taken care of in accordance with the laws of the land.
“I can say, without mincing words, that we are up to the task and when investigation is concluded, the appropriate steps will be taken.”