Riots In Ekiti As Drivers Protest Murder of Ex-NURTW Chairman

BY SAYO AKINTOLA

There was pandemonium this morning in Ado-Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State when drivers and other members of the NURTW in Ado Ekiti, stormed the streets to raze the office of APC in the state over the death of their former chairman, Aderiye Omolafe, who was brutally murdered on Thursday in Ado Ekiti by four unknown gunmen.
Notorious drivers in the state allegedly stormed the APC offices in Ado Ekiti including the Local Government party office at Ereguru and the Party Secretariat in their hundreds and burnt them to ashes. Metilo house at Oke Ilaa was also destroyed the touts who were singing war songs.
A reliable source told The Street Journal that ‘’the state is boiling now over the killing of Aderiye Omolafe, former chairman of the drivers’ union in the state and a staunch supporter of Fayose’’, adding that there were burn fires at every major junction of the city as cutlass-wielding youths took over the streets burning houses and cars belonging to members of the ruling APC in the state.
It all started with the storming of the State High court earlier in the week and yesterday by PDP faithful over the case targeted at preventing Fayose from being sworn-in as Governor come October 15 on the ground that he was not qualified to contest the election of July 22 in the first place.
The case being allegedly pursued by a group known as The E-11, is allegedly led by a prominent lawyer and SAN from the state.
It would be recalled that Aderiye was shot dead last night on his way home when the gunmen numbering about four accosted and shot him at close range.
Mr. Aderiye, a staunch supporter of Governor-elect, Ayodele Fayose was part of Mr. Fayose’s team that attacked a state high court judge earlier in the day.
Members of the Nigeria Police and Soldiers have however, been mobilized in hundreds to contain the ugly situation.

Author: News Editor

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