Monday, 19 December 2016

Ekiti Police Paymaster Kidnapped, Murdered By Gunmen

The paymaster of the Ekiti State Police Command and a Superintendent of Police , Mr Idowu Taiwo, was on Monday found dead after being kidnapped on Sunday night by unknown gunmen.

Mr Taiwo was reported to have been found dead in a car in Ado Ekiti, the capital of the State, in the early hours of Monday by detectives who were on the trail of the abductors.

Tied With Handcuff  Sources claim that the late Taiwo, who was an Officer in Charge of Finance, fondly called OC MSS, was at a joint within the vicinity of Ologede police station located in Ajilosun area of the state capital when the yet to be identified men arrived at the place.

They forcefully bundled him into the car and whisked him away to unknown destination, sources said.

They added that he was not found until the next morning (Monday), but he had already been murdered with his hands tied with handcuff and lifeless body left in a car.

The spokesman for the police in the state, Mr Alberto Adeyemi, confirmed the incident in a telephone interview, saying “it is true” and also confirmed that he was ‘OC MSS’.

Adeyemi gave his name as SP Idowu Taiwo and explained that “he was taken away from where he was at Ologede area and was later found dead at Ajebamidele area of the same Ajilosun.”

The police spokesman said: “After he was murdered, they abandoned his body in a car in Ajebamidele area of the town”.

Although no arrest has been made so far, Mr Adeyemi told reporters that investigations had started to arrest the perpetrators.

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