Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, on Sunday, May 3, has appointed Akin Aregbesola as the chairman of governing board of the Ekiti state chapter of the Western Security Network named Amotekun.
He also announced the appointment of Brig. General Joe Komolafe (rtd) as the Commander of the Amotekun corps and the member of the board.
The members of the board include; Dr. (Mrs) B.J Akin-Obasola, Mr. Joel Idowu Ajayi, and Maj. Fatai Fakorede ( Rtd).
The Governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Yinka Oyebode, in a statement, said the appointment was to ensure effective take off and efficient management of the State Security Network.
He added that the appointments take immediate effect.
Fayemi also approved the appointment of Hon Justice Cornelius Akintayo (rtd) as Chairman, Independent Amotekun Complaints Board and the constitution of the Ekiti State Security Network Agency Governing Board.
The bill for the establishment of the state Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps was signed into law by Governor Fayemi after scaling through the hurdles of legislative processes.
The security outfit was initiated by the six South-West governors to tackle the prevailing security challenges facing the region.
The activation of the Amotekun corps legislation is coming a week after the Commissioner for Agriculture, Folorunso Olabode, was kidnapped by armed gangs who demanded huge sums as ransom.
Olabode and another person were kidnapped along Iludun-Isan road around 7.30 p.m on last week Sunday.
A councillor and House Leader at the Ilejemeje Local Government Area of the state who was driving the vehicle conveying the commissioner was shot dead in the incident.
The police confirmed during the week that they were later released by the kidnappers somewhere in Kwara State.