‘I was asked to im­pli­cate Fayemi’s aide’

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Doyin Ade­busuyi, Ado Ek­iti

A wit­ness in the on­go­ing mur­der case of former chair­man of the Na­tional Union of Road Trans­port Work­ers (NURTW) in Ek­iti State, Chief Omo­lafe Aderiye, yes­ter­day told the Ek­iti High Court that he was tor­tured by some of­fi­cials of the govern­ment of Gov­er­nor Ayo Fayose to im­pli­cate the ac­cused per­sons and a se­cu­rity aide to former Gov­er­nor Kay­ode Fayemi, Mr. Ad­edeji Ades­okan, aka Jarule.

The wit­ness, Gbo­la­han Oke­owo, who is also the Per­sonal As­sis­tant to the late Aderiye, Gbo­la­han Oke­owo, in an af­fi­davit he de­posed to at the Akure Di­vi­sion of the Fed­eral High Court, claimed that he had de­posed to an ear­lier af­fi­davit which im­pli­cated the ac­cused per­sons and Ades­okan.

Those stand­ing trial in the mur­der case are Ade­bayo Aderiye, Adeniyi Adedipe, Sola Durodola, Kay­ode Ajayi, Oso Faro­timi, Sola Adenijo and Ro­timi Olan­bi­wonnu.

Aderiye was mur­dered on Septem­ber 25, by yet-to-be iden­ti­fied killers.

Oke­owo had on Monday in his ev­i­dence, ex­on­er­ated all the seven ac­cused per­sons dur­ing his cross-ex­am­i­na­tion by all the de­fence coun­sel.

But the state govern­ment, through the Spe­cial As­sis­tant to the gov­er­nor on Pub­lic Com­mu­ni­ca­tion and New Me­dia, Lere Olayinka, de­nied Oke­owo's claim, urg­ing the gen­eral pub­lic to ig­nore him.

Oke­owo said: "I state cat­e­gor­i­cally that per­sons stand­ing trial for the mur­der of Chief Aderiye in Charge No: HAD/12C/2014: The State Ade­bayo Aderiye and 6 Ors, were not in­volved and nei­ther did they par­tic­i­pate in the mur­der of Chief Aderiye on the 25th day of Septem­ber, 2014.

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