THE Police have interrogated the chairman of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in EkitiState, Chief Jide Awe, over the murder of 37-year-old member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Ayodele Jeje at Erinjiyan Ekiti, in Ekiti West Local Government, last Saturday.
One Mrs Julianah Adewumi and her brother, Gbenga Adewumi, were also said to have been shot by unknown people while holding a political meeting.
Chief Awe holds a traditional title of Erinjiyan Ekiti where he hails from.
The police image maker in the state, Mr Victor Babayemi, confirmed that Awe was actually invited to assist the police on the circumstances leading to Saturday’s attack in the town.
According to the PPRO, “Mr Jide Awe was invited for fact-finding in respect of the killing in Erinjiyan Ekiti, weekend.”
Earlier at a press conference, chairman of the PDP in the state, Mr Makanjuola Ogundipe, had alleged that it was the chairman of the ACN that led a group that attacked members of his party.
Ogundipe said the statement credited to Awe that the murder was caused by internal crisis in the PDP was diversionary and criminal.
The PDP chieftain said it was unfortunate for the ACN Chairman to have denied the killing, even when the injured could recognize him vividly among the hoodlums that attacked the community, leading to the killing of one person with many others injured.
However, the ACN leader in the State had denied the allegation, saying the killing was a result of internal crisis in the rival PDP.
Awe advised the members of the security agencies to look in the direction of the PDP for the killers of Jeje and those that were injured.