Not less than 102 petitions have been tendered to the office of the Inspector General of Police against the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, the punch is reporting.
The petitions were said to have been written by people who claimed they have either been harassed, beaten or detained before, during, and after the last governorship election in the state.
According to the newspaper, the police is now set to invite the governor’s loyalists who partook in the alleged acts stated in the petitions for questioning.
During the tenure of the last Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, the police was set to arrest some of the governor’s aides, but Fayose had raised an alarm, claiming the police were coming to raid the state and his personal house.
The majority of the petitions were said to have originated from the members of the All Progressives Congress in the state.
The chairman of the APC in the state, Mr. Jide Awe was alleged to have coordinated the writing of the petitions.
It was also reported that the writers of the petitions were spread across the 16 local government areas of the state. Among those said to have written the petitions were one Dapo Kolawole from Ijero Local Government Area and Jide Ajayi from Irepodun Ifelodun Local Government Area, among others.
“The police have over 102 petitions against the governor which we are investigating. Soon, we will start inviting the suspects for interrogation,” An unnamed senior police officer told the Punch.
He added, “We have the petitions already worked on by a senior police officer, who is retired now, but we are looking at them again so that it doesn’t look as if we are sweeping anything under the carpet.”