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Ekiti lawmakers flee over possible arrest

31 March 2016, 10:02

Ado Ekiti - The crisis between Ekiti State Government, its lawmakers on the one hand and the Presidency and the Department of State Services (DSS), on the other, got messier on Wednesday as eleven members of the state House of Assembly fled the state and headed to Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

The lawmakers said they could no longer sleep in their homes due to alleged persistent threats and intimidation by some policemen sent from police headquarters in Abuja.

Also read: Ekiti lawmakers vow to resist attempt to remove Fayose

The fleeing lawmakers, who addressed journalists at the NUJ press center, Iyaganku, Ibadan, said they have temporarily fled the state apparently for fear of being arrested for some unfounded allegations by the policemen who they claimed were led by one CSP Mohammed Abubakar.

Led by their Deputy Speaker, Adewumi Olusegun, the lawmakers said there were moves to infiltrate their ranks through monetary inducement amounting to one million dollars to impeach the state governor, Ayodele Fayose.

The lawmakers alleged that there was a clandestine move by the All Progressives Congress-led government to truncate democracy in the state.

- News 24


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