Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has announced a 7pm -7am curfew in the state following a near break down of law and order in the state capital, Ado-Ekiti..
Sources close to the State Government told The Street Journal that the decision to slam a curfew on the state became imperative in order for the governor to prevent the orgy of violence in the state from worsening.
The source who would not want his name mentioned said it became crystal clear that the orgy of violence that had been unleashed on the state capital since the beginning of the week could get out of control if pragmatic actions were not quickly taken by the government.
The Street Journal had exclusively reported this morning that thugs allegedly burnt down the Headquarters of All Progressive Congress party in protest of the killing of a former chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in the State, Omolafe Aderiye yesterday. He was brutally murdered by yet unknown gunmen in the state capital on Thursday.
Aderiye had reportedly accompanied the State Governor-elect to the state High Court where Fayose was alleged to have slapped the trial judge for insulting the governor-elect. The judge had pleaded with Fayose to direct a retinue of supporters that thronged the court with him in a case instituted by prominent Ekiti indigenes challenging the eligibility of Fayose for the last governorship election that he won.
It was gathered that houses of prominent APC chieftains in the State have been razed down while banks and offices have been shut to avoid hoodlums from attacking them. …..more to follow