Meet 81 Year Old Former Special Security Adviser In Ekiti Turned Bandit, Who Masterminded Killing Of Monarchs

Meet 81 Year Old Former Special Security Adviser In Ekiti Turned Bandit, Who Masterminded Killing Of Monarchs

Meet A Former Special Adviser In Ekiti And Alleged Sponsor Of Kidnappers Who Killed 2 Obas, Engr. Olowofela
Olowofela, an octogenarian, from Igbara Odo, Ekiti State with a chain of business enterprise cutting across the state, including a sawmill at Irele Ekiti, the axis where the nefarious activities of the abductors are most pronounced..
Olowofela was arrested by a combined Team of security apparatus from Kwara State, that stormed, Ijowa Ekiti, in Ajoni Local Council Development Area (LCDA) and dispatch a Team to effect his arrest from his Igbara Odo Ekiti abode.
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 nightmare of the people overtime.
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.
Fresh facts have emerged that the killers of the Olukoro of Koro in the Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State, Oba Olusegun Aremu-Cole, perfected the murder plot in a pub, popularly called beer parlor  at the Town.
Meanwhile, the Ekiti State Police Command had last week said, it has arrested one suspect linked to the killing of two traditional rulers in Ekiti State last Monday.

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The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Dare Ogundare, said that the suspect, Babusa Lede, had confessed to involvement in the killing of the two monarchs, adding that efforts were on to apprehend others involved.
The traditional rulers, the Elesun of Esun Ekiti, Oba David Babatunde Ogunsakin and the Olumojo of Imojo-Ekiti, Oba Samuel Olusola, were killed by the gunmen; while the Alara of Ara (Ikole), Oba Sunday Fatoba, escaped being killed during the attack along Oke Ako-Irele Road on 29th of January, 2024.
Ogundare, who was Commissioner of Police in the state command until his promotion last week, said, “It took the combined efforts of security agencies in the state to apprehend the suspect.”
The AIG, who spoke in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, while parading Lede and other suspects on Sunday evening, said that no arrest was made during the release operation of the abducted school pupils and their teachers.
He, however, told journalists that some suspects had been arrested at Oke Osun, in Ikere Ekiti, Igbo Okah and Iju-Ikere boundary forest.
The AIG, who said that the police would never encourage ransom payment, lauded the Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, and the Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji’s interventions in the release of the abducted school children and teachers.
Ogundare said that efforts were being made to arrest the kidnappers of the school pupils and their teachers.
Lede, while speaking with newsmen, confessed to being among the suspects who attacked the traditional rulers, saying, “We were five that came to the road for the operation. I am a herder and I have my cows in the bush. The other four threatened to shoot me if I did not join them in the operation.

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“They brought the ammunition and I was going about in the bush with my cows when they said I should join. When we were in the bush, we saw the vehicle conveying the three traditional rulers from a distance and we jumped on the road.
“We didn’t plan to kill the two traditional rulers, but I would not know what happened, and my friends shot them and we ran away. They left the bush immediately.”
The suspect added that “they have been kidnapping people for ransom. I joined them once for it; they gave me N5,000 from the money they collected.
“It was when I came to town from the bush to buy Garri that I was arrested by the security operatives.”No description available.

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