Ekiti

Kidnapped Ekiti businessman, Suleiman Akinbami regains freedom

Abducted Ekiti State businessman, Suleiman Akinbami has been released by his abductors after spending eight days in captivity. Akinbami was whisked away by unknown gunmen last Sunday at his filling station along the Federal Polytechnic...

Suspected gunmen kidnap prominent Ekiti petroleum dealer, Akinbami

Gunmen on Sunday night reportedly kidnapped a prominent petroleum dealer, Alhaji Suleiman Akinbami, in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital. The Spokesman of the police command in the state, ASP Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the...

Ekiti: Suspected herdsmen shoot travelers, abduct one

Gunmen kidnapped a traveler on Isan-Iludun-Ekiti highway in Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State on Friday. Amotekun State Corps Commander, retired Brig.-Gen. Joe Komolafe, confirmed the incident on Saturday. He said Amotekun and police officers...

Man, 40, gets life imprisonment for attempted murder in Ekiti

An Ekiti State High Court in Ado Ekiti has sentenced 40-year-old Adedara Aladesugba, to life imprisonment for attempted murder, acts intended to cause grievous harm and assault occasioning harm. In his judgement, Justice Oluwatoyin Abodunde...

Ekiti State translates “Amotekun” law, others into Yoruba language

As part of efforts to make people of Ekiti State to understand state laws, the Ministry of Justice has translated six laws into Yoruba language. Prominent among the laws is the Ekiti State Security Network...

Ekiti mobile court sentences environmental offenders to two months in jail

A mobile Magistrate Court in Ado Ekiti has sentenced Ten culprits involved in indiscriminate dumping of refuse to two monthsimprisonment each. According to the prosecutor, Mrs Ogunsan Bolaji, the offenders were caught in the act...

Man arraigned over alleged N2.1m fraud in Ekiti

The Police in Ekiti State on Monday arraigned a 47-year-old man, Aribisala Segun, before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged N2.1 million fraud. NAN reports that Segun, whose address was not provided, is facing...

I killed motorcyclist to raise money to buy yam tubers – Murder suspect

A murder suspect, Ayo Lawal, who killed a motorcyclist in Ekiti State has revealed he committed the nefarious crime to raise money to purchase yam tubers for the 2020l2021 planting season. The offence was committed...

Ekiti seeks synergy with police, others to tackle banditry, kidnapping

Promises to prevent criminality during Yuletide Disturbed by the recent activities of bandits and kidnappers, the Ekiti State government, yesterday, organised a workshop to enable security agencies to strengthen their architecture to stem crimes and...

Ekiti task force arrests 3 persons for alleged open defecation

The Ekiti State Environmental Task Force has apprehended three culprits for involving in open defecation. The three offenders, Femi Fasuba, Okeke Franscis and Yusuf Ibrahim were caught in the act at Moferere, Agric Olope and...

Residents beat suspected kidnapper to death in Ekiti

A middle-aged man accused of attempting to kidnap a boy, was on Saturday beaten to death by residents of Omuo Ekiti, headquarters of Ekiti East Local Government area of Ekiti State. The incident occurred at...

Unknown assailants ambush, kill cleric in Ekiti

Unknown gunmen have shot dead a cleric, Revd Johnson Oladimeji, along Igbara-Odo- Ikere-Ekiti road in Ikere local government area of Ekiti State. Oladimeji, a presiding cleric of Solution Baptist Church Ikere-Ekiti was said to have...

Policeman killed as gunmen kidnap Chinese national in Ekiti

A police officer was reportedly killed on Thursday, as gunmen abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ekiti State. The incident, according to the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Command, ASP Sunday Abutu, occurred around 4.30pm...

Panel on police brutality grants complainant N150,00 to repair damaged car

The Ekiti State Judicial Panel of Inquiry into police brutality sitting in Ado Ekiti, on Friday, recommended an award of N150,000 in compensation to a complainant, Mr Adaramola Abiodun. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)...

Court sentence two to death by hanging for robbery in Ekiti

An Ekiti State High Court on Tuesday in Ado Ekiti sentenced two persons, Adekunle Osho (31) and Chinedu Ugwu (34), to death by hanging for armed robbery. NAN reports that the act was committed on...

Policeman shot dead during protest in Ekiti

Tragedy struck in Ado Ekiti, on Friday evening, as a policeman was reportedly shot dead when some protesters were being chased out within the premises of Ado central Police Divisional headquarters in the state...

266 pharmacies, patent medicine stores sealed off in Ekiti for Illegal acts

No fewer than 266 pharmaceutical shops and patent medicine stores have been sealed in Ekiti State by Pharmacists Council of Nigeria(PCN), for allegedly contravening the regulation guiding the sale of drugs. Also, six pharmacies that...

Ekiti South district canvasses support for 2022 governorship slot

A group, the Ekiti South Development Agenda (ESDA), yesterday, said it had set machinery in motion to seek the intervention of some prominent leaders and traditional rulers in the state for the zoning of...

Two men to die by hanging in Ekiti over armed robbery

The Ekiti State High Court has sentenced two men to death by hanging, for conspiracy and armed robbery. The death row convicts are Oke Olanrewaju(39) and Olanbiwonnu Kazeem (27). Justice Lekan Ogunmoye, in his ruling, found...

WAEC apologises to Ekiti State over delay in release of 2020 results

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Thursday wrote to the Ekiti State government to apologise over for the delay in the release of the 2020 results of its candidates. In the letter, the Council...

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