Politics Attack on Gov Fayemi's Convoy: Police to Arraign Ekiti commissioner, Others For Terrorism



The police tomorrow will arraign a serving commissioner in Ekiti State, Mr. Funminiyi Afuye, with 11 others for terrorism charges, following an assault on the convoy of Governor Kayode Fayemi, in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State capital, on June 8.

The case, marked FHC/ABJ/CR/118/14, was filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday and was shortly, after filing, assigned to Justice Evoh Chukwu, says the #Punch.

The police had on June 8 reportedly attacked the convoy of Governor Fayemi following the disruption of a peaceful rally embarked upon by members of the All Progressives Congress.

The alleged assault was said to have resulted in the death of one Peter Akin while many others sustained varying degrees of injury.

But a Deputy Superintendent of Police, Oloye Torugbene, of the Legal/Prosecution Section of the Force Headquarters in Abuja, who signed the charges, preferred three counts of terrorism acts against the accused persons.

In the three counts, the police alleged that the accused persons conspired among themselves to commit an act of terrorism under sections 1(2)(d), 2(2)(h) and 17 of the Terrorism (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2013.