Security: Ekiti Assembly Summons Security Chiefs, FUOYE Management

Apparently miffed by some security breaches recently witnessed in some parts of the state, the Ekiti State House of Assembly has invited all heads of security agencies in the state to brief the lawmakers on the developments.

The invitation was one of the three Resolutions recently passed by the Assembly at its plenary after the lawmakers expressed concern on the security situation of the state under Matters of Urgent Public Importance.

   The security chiefs are expected to appear before a Joint Committee of the House on Monday, 11th September at 10am with a view to address the incidents of kidnapping which led to the death of a resident and abduction of five others.

The House at the plenary presided over by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Adeoye Aribasoye, also invited the management of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti to appear before the Committee on Education to shed light on the circumstances surrounding the murder of a 200 Level Nursing student, Modupe Atanda.

 The lawmaker representing Ise/Orun Constituency, Hon. Babatunde Omotayo, expressed sadness that four members of Itapaji Ekiti community were recently kidnapped after a kidnapping incident occurred in the town a week earlier leading to the death of one person.

Omotayo said the Assembly must do something urgently on the security situation of the state stressing that there was need to summon the state Commissioner or Police and heads of sister security agencies to hear from them what they are doing to remedy the situation and save law-abiding people.

 He suggested the establishment of a homegrown security outfit in which officers will be posted to their local government areas of origin while a reliable database should be created for that purpose.

The lawmaker representing Oye Constituency 1, Hon. Temitope Longe, drew the attention of the Assembly to the killing of FUOYE Nursing student, Miss Atanda, who had been missing on the campus since Monday only for her corpse to be found in a shallow grave.

 Hon. Longe explained that kidnapping, banditry and cultism had reduced to the barest minimum since the ascension to office of Governor Biodun Oyebanji  saying everything possible should be done to nip criminality in the bud in the state.

He suggested that the Ekiti Commissioner of Police, Director of Department of State Services, FUOYE Vice Chancellor and Chief Security Officer should be invited on what the authorities of the university are doing to unmask the killers of the female student and prevent a recurrence.

 The lawmaker representing Ijero Constituency, Hon. Ademola Ojo, argued that security agencies must be alive to their responsibilities in the state more than ever before recalling his experience as a survivor of the collapse of an Event Centre in his constituency last Saturday.


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