ASP Sunday Abutu, the command’s spokesperson in a statement on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti, gave the names of the fleeing suspects as Banji Akeem, Samuel Ebira, Dele Jimoh and Dayo Igwe.
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The Nation gathered that the assailants stormed Eti-Ero farmstead in the town around 1:30am, shot sporadically and ransacked the entire households.
Police spokesman, ASP Sunday Abutu, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Ado-Ekiti, that the gunmen shot the driver of the vehicle, a LEXUS 330 SUV, dead.
Police spokesman, ASP Sunday Abutu, said on Saturday at Ado-Ekiti that the suspects were arrested on Thursday at their hotel hideout.
ASP Sunday Abutu, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, said while confirming the incident to newsmen in Ado Ekiti that the command received a formal report from the Divisional Police station in the area, establishing the fact that the farmer was indeed abducted.
The clash which left six persons dead and several others sustaining varying degrees of gun and machete injury began Saturday night and lasted through the early hours of Sunday.
ASP Sunday Abutu, the Police Public Relations Officer, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Ado Ekiti, said the clash occurred on Saturday night and the early hours of Sunday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the traditional ruler was shot on Friday night on his way to a neighbouring community, Ayetoro Ekiti in Ido/Osi Local Government Area of the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the serial kidnapping had always ended in the release of the victims, although two deaths were recorded at the scene of action, during the period.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that violence erupted in Omuo Ekiti during the Ekiti East constituency 1 polls of Saturday leading to shootings in some polling units and the killing of three persons.
The Public Relations Officer of the command, ASP Sunday Abutu, told newsmen in Ado Ekiti that Akinbami was released around 3 pm. on Sunday without the payment of any ransom.
The Ekiti State Police Command on Monday confirmed the abduction of the businessman, adding that a manhunt had been launched with the collaboration of other security agencies to rescue Akinbami and apprehend his abductors.
The expatriate, one of the contractors engaged by the Ekiti State Government to construct the new Ado Ekiti-Iyin Ekiti Road, was abducted on Friday at the site by gunmen who also killed one of the policemen attached to the contractors.
The police command in the state has since confirmed the incident, warning residents against taking laws into their hands by illegally applying jungle justice on suspects.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the town suffered the most grievous attacks and destructions during the last nationwide #EndSARS protests, with property worth millions of naira either burnt or damaged.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Sunday Abutu, confirmed that Oladapo was killed at Dallimore area of Ado Ekiti, the state capital on Wednesday night.
The police also confirmed that three trucks belonging to a popular business conglomerate in the country were burnt down at various spots during the protest.