Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Police arrest suspected ‘bomber’ near Ekiti Govt House
Pandemonium broke out in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday when a young man, suspected to be a bomber, was arrested in front of the Ekiti State Government House.
Our correspondent gathered that the suspect was dropped in front of the Government House by a commercial motorcyclist.
The suspect was said to be making telephone calls, which sounded suspicious and attracted a civil servant identified as Johnson.
Johnson, who accosted the man, was said to have alerted security personnel in front of the Government House and the latter arrested the suspect.
Some persons, who claimed to have been present when the suspect was arrested, said no explosive device was found on him.
They, however, added that some charms and weapons, including knives were found on him.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Victor Babayemi, when contacted, confirmed the arrest of the suspect.
He also said no explosive device was found on him.
The PPRO said, “Somebody was just trying to draw attention to himself. No bomb or any explosive material was found on him. He only behaved curiously and that caused the suspicion that made people to raise the alarm. No doubt, he exhibited a conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace.”
The Commissioner for Information, Mr. Funminiyi Afuye, told our correspondent that the state government would wait for the outcome of police investigation on the matter before it would make any comment.
He said, “The matter is with the police and the outcome of the investigation would show the mission of the suspect.”
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court will on Thursday (today) begin hearing in the appeal filed before it by ousted governor of the state, Mr. Segun Oni, on his removal by the Justice Ayo Salami-led appeal panel.
Oni, who spoke with our correspondent through his media aide, Mr. Lere Olayinka, said the apex court would begin hearing the matter on Thursday.
The panel had on October 15, 2010 sacked Oni of the Peoples Democratic Party and declared Dr. Kayode Fayemi of the Action Congress of Nigeria as the elected governor of the state.
Oni had challenged his removal at the Court of Appeal in Ado-Ekiti and lost.
Oni is now the National Vice-Chairman of the PDP in the South-West.