At least one person has been killed in Efon Alaaye, Ekiti State, following protests rocking the town over plans by 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers in the state to impeach Governor Ayo Fayose.
The deceased, Modupe Olaiya, was killed in yet-to-be-ascertained circumstances as the 19 lawmakers attempted to enter Ado-Ekiti through the Efon Alaaye area.
There had been a protest against the move by the lawmakers to impeach the State Governor over alleged constitutional breaches.
Heavy security has been put in place in strategic locations in Ado Ekiti, as entry routes had been blocked and taken over by security operatives.
The Special Assistant on new media to Gov. Fayose, Lere Olayinka, accussed the APC lawmakers of killing Olaiya.
He said in a statement that Olaiya was killed “by rampaging APC Lawmakers led by Dr Adewale Omirin”.
He also said: “Thugs and armed policemen in the lawmakers bus opened fire at the people at Efon-Alaaye junction on their way to Ado-Ekiti today.
“The lawmakers were coming to Ado-Ekiti from Osogbo, State to carry out their evil plot to impeach Governor Ayodele Fayose”.
Members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State on Monday blocked the two major roads leading to the state House of Assembly following rumours that 19 All Progressives Congress lawmakers were planning to hold a sitting to impeach Governor Ayodele Fayose.