Ola Kila, a son of a one time Senator from Ekiti State is currently being remanded in prison custody for his alleged involvement in an armed robbery incident.
Police sources alleged that on July 5, 2013, Ola, the son of Senator Femi Kila led a gang of armed robbers to rob an army Colonel at Mbora Estate by Jabi District, where the soldiers AK-47 rifle and other valuable items were removed.
Findings revealed following police investigations, officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), working on a tip-off, arrested Ola Kila and a search was subsequently conducted in his house around Life Camp area, Abuja where 16 live cartridges and some other incriminating exhibits were recovered.
It was also alleged that the suspect belongs to a notorious armed robbery gang that has been terrorizing the FCT and its environs.
The suspect reportedly told investigators that one of his friends, an Igbo boy whom he knew to be a member of a robbery gang brought the gun and the cartridges to his house and that the boy has gone back to the East with the intention of bringing more arms and ammunitions.
The Senator’s son has denied participating in the robbery attack on the Colonel’s house at Mbora Estate on the day in question. He confirmed however, that the said Igbo boy brought two laptops which were found out to have been stolen at gun point to him, which he sold in the GSM Village, Abuja.
The said Igbo boy was also alleged to have robbed and shot a man at Life Camp around May.
The suspect and another member of the gang were last week charged for false information at Area Magistrate court, Karu after which the magistrate ordered that they be remanded at Keffi and Nasarawa State Prisons.
Senator Kila, the heavily bearded Jagun Atunluse of Okemesi hails from Efon Alaaye in Ekiti State. He worked with Julius Berger for decades. He was elected as the Senator representing Ekiti Central District in 2007 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party. His election was however nullified by the Court of Appeal in 2009. One of the grounds of nullification was rigging; after it was found out that a physical counting of the ballot papers showed that more than 19,000 votes had the same serial number. The votes were deducted and at the end, Bode Ola, the Action Congress candidate had more votes and was thereafter declared the elected Senator.