Two Persons Die As Youths Protest in Ekiti Community

Two persons, including a policeman and leader of Federation of Igbara-Odo Students Union were allegedly killed when the rampaging youths of the community protested against their traditional monarch on Saturday.

The youths of Igbara-Odo in Ekiti South West Local Government Area of Ekiti State had come out in mass on Friday distributing pamphlets to demand some funds from the monarch, the Arajaka of Igbara-Odo.

Their grievance was that the monarch allegedly embezzled the funds they made during the community celebration sometimes ago and that the corruption of some elders had slowed down the development of the town.

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The youths wanted four of their members to be incorporated into the Traditional Council of Chiefs and wanted a police college to be established in the town as promised by the traditional leaders.

While trying to press their demands, the leader of the youths was killed while an unidentified police officer was lynched to death and his rifle taken away by the irate youths.

The youths, who gained entrance into the palace of Alajaka, vandalized all vehicles in the place and attacked the Divisional Police Officer, (DPO) of the town.

Meanwhile the state Government had imposed seven-day-curfew on the town as the state Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose met with the police authority.

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The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Chafe said that he had met with some of the chiefs and youths, including some politicians at the community to allow peace to reign.

Fayose had since imposed curfew from 7pm to 6am for seven days.

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