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Thursday, 2 June 2016

Ekiti court remands two herdsmen over Oke-Ako mayhem

Ado-Ekiti—A Chief Magistrate’s court in Ado Ekiti yesterday remanded two persons, who were suspected to be responsible for the May 20 attack on Oke Ako in Ikole Ekiti Local Government Area of Ekiti State. Two persons died from the attack while three others were severely wounded and are currently receiving treatment in separate private hospitals in Ikole Ekiti and Ado Ekiti. The two suspected killer herdsmen, Usman Salihu, 50, and Abubakar Auta, 52, were arraigned for murder and causing grievous bodily arm by the police. They were consequently remanded in prison custody till September pending legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution. The development was confirmed by state Police Public Relation Officer, Alberto Adeyemi. Meantime, a resident, Grace Olofin, told newsmen that peace had returned to the town. She confirmed that security agencies were still on ground keeping watch over the town. It was learnt that one of the victims, Ayo Abejide, in whose head a bullet pellet was lodged  has been transferred to an undisclosed teaching hospital. Also, the councillor for Ipao-Oke Ako-Irele ward, Mr. Segun Kehinde, appealed to the people to return to the town