Ekiti police spokesman, Caleb Ikechukwu who spoke to newsmen said the politician who conspired with the policeman to carry out the act, “has also been arrested.” The policeman initially deployed to a bank in Lagos, traveled to Ekiti for an “illegal duty”.
“At about 17:00 hours, a policeman who accidentally shot Opeyemi Bamidele and one other has been arrested. The policeman is in our custody now,” he said.
“He is attached to 20 police mobile force (PMF) in Ikeja Lagos. He left where he was posted on bank guard duty somewhere in Ikeja for illegal duty in Ekiti state.
“A politician conspired with the policeman and removed him from where he was posted in Lagos and both came to Ekiti for unofficial reasons. The politician has also been arrested.
“The victims are currently responding to treatment at the hospital, and also the policeman who was mobbed is also responding to treatment in our protective custody.”
Though the Ekiti State Police Command didn’t reveal the identity of the politician, however it was further gathered that Lere Olayinka, Fayose’s spokesman, was not available for comment.
We reported yesterday that there was pandemonium at the All Progressives Congress, APC, rally in Ado-Ekiti yesterday as a Chieftain of the party, Hon Opeyemi Bamidele and a yet to be identified person were shot by a police officer.
The rally was organised to welcome the candidate of the party, Dr Kayode Fayemi back to the state after his resignation from the Federal Executive Council and to herald the commencement of the party’s campaign for the July 14 governorship election in the state. The rally which attracted a large crowd of party supporters and admirers across the state started on a peaceful note from Akure, capital of Ondo State before it suddenly went awry.