The Police Command in Ekiti State, on Sunday denied claims by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that its men were responsible for the killing of an unidentified man.
Rather it blamed the party and some serving members of the national assembly for the incident. This was contained in a statement issued by its spokesman, ASP Victor Babayemi in Ado Ekiti.
While reacting to the alleged use of tear gas on the state governor, Kayode Fayemi during the incident, Babayemi accused the governor of ignoring security advice. The police spokesman said the attack followed an unauthorised procession in Ado-Ekiti by the state chapter of APC.
Babayemi alleged that it was during the procession that members of the party encountered some PDP supporters at Ijigbo Roundabout, during which dangerous weapons were freely used.
He however said the police have arrested eight persons in relation with Saturday’s clash that led to the death of one person in Ado Ekiti. Babayemi said that the arrested persons are helping the police in its investigation to unravel those behind the attack.