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February 5, 2024

Police parade suspect involved in killing of Ekiti monarchs

Police parade suspect involved in killing of Ekiti monarchs

Ekiti Police Command has paraded one Alhaji Baboga for his alleged involvement in the killing of the two traditional rulers in the Ikole Axis of Ekiti on Monday, January 29, 2024.

Addressing journalists on Sunday in Ado-Ekiti, the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in Ekiti, Dare Ogundare, said it took the combined efforts of security agencies in the state to apprehend the suspect in the forest between Ayedun and Ayebode.

He said that the suspect had confessed to the crime while efforts are underway to apprehend his accomplices.

The AIG, who said no arrest was made during the rescue operation for the abducted school pupils and their teachers, however, informed journalists that some other suspects had been arrested at Oke Osun, in Ikere Ekiti, Igbo Okah, and the Iju-Ikere boundary forest.

On whether ransom was paid to secure the release of the Emure abductees, the police boss said that the Nigeria Police would never encourage ransom payment, commending the Inspector General of Police and the Ekiti State governor for their intervention in the quick release of the school pupils and their teacher.

Answering questions from newsmen, the suspect in the killing of the Ikole traditional rulers, Baboga, confirmed his involvement in the crime. (NAN)