The Ekiti State Police Command has demolished a house allegedly used by suspected kidnappers and ritualists in Ilawe-Ekiti, the headquarters of Ekiti South West Local government area of the state.
The demolition took place under the watchful eyes of residents of the community under the supervision of the Alawe of Ilawe -Ekiti, Oba Ajibade Alabi.
The traditional ruler, while speaking with journalists after the demolition, expressed gratitude for the swift response of the Police.
“We thank the State Police Command for their swift response to the calls from our community, it shows that we still have hope with the Police force.
“I want to assure the entire people of Ilawe Ekiti that all those trying to hide under the cover of traditional worships in the town to commit crime against humanity would be made to face the law,” Alabi stated.
On his part, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Alberto Adeyemi urged communities to always see the Police as their friend and work effectively with them in ensuring a crime free state.
Meanwhile, the full trial of one Sunday Adetolaju, a priest of a deity in the community, accused of masquerading as an Oba has commenced at the Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrate Court.
The accused was arraigned for appointing chiefs contrary to the Chiefs law of Ekiti State.
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