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Suspect Confesses To Killing Of Two Traditional Rulers In Ekiti 



Suspect Confesses To Killing Of Two Traditional Rulers In Ekiti 

It was when I came to town to buy garri that I was arrested by security operatives.

Ado, -Ekiti, Ekiti State– Operatives of Ekiti State Police Command have arrested a suspect over alleged involvement in the murder of two traditional rulers in Ikole, Ekiti State.

The suspect identified as Alhaji Baboga has confessed how he and members of his gang murdered the monarchs.

Baboga spoke to journalists after he was paraded on Sunday in Ado-Ekiti by the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Ekiti, Dare Ogundare.

Baboga confirmed his involvement in the crime while speaking with reporters on Sunday at the Ekiti State Police Headquarters in Ado-Ekiti.

The suspect claimed that he, along with four others was involved in the operation that led to the death of the two traditional rulers.

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According to the suspect, “I am a herdsman and I have my cows in the bush. The other four threatened to shoot me if I did not join them in the operation.

“They brought the ammunition and I was going about in the bush with my cows when they said I should join, and I joined them.

“When we were in the bush, we saw the vehicle conveying the three traditional rulers from a distance and we jumped on the road.

“We didn’t plan to kill the traditional rulers, but I can’t remember what happened. My friends shot at them and we ran away. They left the bush immediately. They have been kidnapping people for ransom. I joined them once to kidnap and they gave me N5,000 from the money they collected.

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“It was when I came to town to buy garri that I was arrested by security operatives.”

Meanwhile, AIG 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 were on to apprehend his accomplices.

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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 Iju-Ikere boundary forest.

The police chief stated that the Nigeria Police does not support ransom payments for the Emure abductees’ release.

He commended the Inspector General of Police and the Ekiti State governor for their swift intervention in securing the quick release of the school pupils and their teacher.

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