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Ekiti Chief arrested in connection with the murder of Ekiti traditional rulers

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Chief Oyebanji Olowofela, the Asamo of Igbara Ido, has allegedly been arrested as the ringleader of the Fulani kidnappers who murdered two Ekiti State monarchs on January 29. 

According to a post on X by @harrizone98, his arrest came after the apprehension of one Baboga Alhaji, one of the suspected kidnappers responsible for the killing of the two Ekiti traditional rulers.

He was arrested by a combined team of security agencies from Kwara State, who stormed Ijowa Ekiti in Ajoni Local Council Development Area (LCDA) this morning and dispatched a team to effect his arrest from his Igbara Odo residence.

“It was joy mixed with shock when Olowofela was brought to Ijowa by the detached team in cuffs as villagers expressed surprise that he could be linked with the dreaded activities that have formed the people’s nightmare over time.

“It was gathered that Olowofela and his gang are responsible for the recent killings of the Elesun of Esun Ekiti, Oba David Babatunde Ogunsakin, the Olumojo of Imojo Ekiti, Oba Samuel Olatunde Olusola and the Olukoro of Ikoro, Kwara State, Oba Olusegun Aremu-Cole,” the post said.

At least eight persons have been arrested in connection to the murder of the two monarchs. The spokesperson for the Ekiti State Police Command, Sunday Abutu, said on Sunday, “The suspects are currently undergoing investigation and are giving credible information that could lead to the arrest of other fleeing suspects that perpetrated the dastard act.”  

However, the arrest of the Olowofela is yet to be confirmed by the police.

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