Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose on Friday, may 15, 2015 sent a petition to the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase following the kidnap of three unidentified women in the state.
According to eye witnesses, the three women were kidnapped alongside their husbands and children, who were released before the women were whisked away.This comes on the heels of several kidnap cases in the state including a former Chief Medical Director of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Dr Patrick Adegun; his wife, Kikelomo; a senior nurse at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti, Mrs Margaret Aladenika; and a lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.In the wake of the numerous kidnap cases involving medical practitioners, doctors in the state have decided to remove the “doctor on duty” tag on their vehicles.Governor Fayose, worried by the unwholesome trend sent a petition to Mr. Arase, urging him to come to the aid of the state.
Speaking via a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, Governor Fayose said: “It is with great concern that I am appealing to you to help in our quest for a lasting solution to the spate of kidnappings and abductions in our dear state. The development has created fear in the minds of our people and no meaningful development can take place under such atmosphere.
“As a responsible government, we are taking all necessary steps to curtail and put an end to these dastardly acts, and we believe a special attention from your office on the matter to our state, would no doubt, lead to finding a quick solution to the problem.”
According to The Punch, the Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer, Alberto Adeyemi, while confirming the incident said: “The Divisional Police Officer in Ido called in today to give the report about the kidnapped women. We have already launched investigation into the case but I can’t speak about it.”