Court remands 2 over herdsmen killing in Ekiti


Chief Magistrate’s court in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State have remanded two persons over the May 20 night attack on Oke Ako in Ikole Ekiti Local Government Area, by criminals suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.
In the crisis, two persons died from the attack while three others are receiving treatment in separate private hospitals in Ikole Ekiti and Ado Ekiti. They are Usman Salihu, 50, and Abubakar Auta, 52.
The two, were arraigned by the police for murder and causing grievous bodily harm. They are to be remanded in prison custody till September, pending legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP.
Ekiti State Police Public Relation Officer, PPRO, Mr. Alberto Adeyemi, confirmed the development to newsmen yesterday.
A resident, Grace Olofin, said that peace had returned to the town.
She confirmed that security agencies were still on ground keeping watch over the town.
One of the victims, Ayo Abejide, is suffering from bullet pellet lodged in his head, has been transferred to an undisclosed teaching hospital while the Councilor for Ipao-Oke Ako-Irele ward, Mr. Segun Kehinde, appealed to the people of the town to return home.

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