The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has accused the state Commissioner of Police, Abdullahi Chafe, of rallying behind a customs officer, who allegedly killed two persons and injured others in Ayetoro Ekiti.
It was learnt that the yet-to-be-identified customs officer rammed his car into a shop in Ayetoro Ekiti, leading to the death of the two persons.
The deceased are Mr.Emmanuel Owaremi and Mrs. Titilayo Omotoso.
A victim, Bukola Aboko, lost her five months’ pregnancy.
Residents alleged they found emptied bottles of alcoholic drinks in the car.
They also alleged that the police after rescuing the man and another female occupant of the car from the scene of the accident, released them without charging them to court, thereby making the aggrieved residents to storm the police station to demand the re-arrest and prosecution of the suspected killer driver.
They claimed that the police reacted by swooping on the town and arresting family members of the victims, among others. They later charged them to court for the breach of public peace.
Some family members on Wednesday took their protest to the Government House in Ado Ekiti.
A spokesperson for the two families, Mr. Adeola Abiodun, said the police seized the remains of the victims and forced the families to sign an undertaking that they would not take legal action before the bodies were released for burial.
“We were made to write the letter under duress and we had no choice because we were constantly harassed by the police,” he alleged.
Mr. Owaremi Adeola, whose son, Emmanuel, died in the accident, said he was also arrested and detained for days for demanding justice.
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