Five days after two men were kidnapped along Igede – Aramoko Ekiti road, suspected herdsmen have killed a cleric, Mr Kayode Ogunleye, dumping his body in a forest on the Aramoko-Ijero-Ekiti highway in Ekiti.
The lifeless body of the pastor, who was also a staff of the Ekiti West Local Government Area in Ekiti, was found on his farm near the forest.
Ogunleye, a cleric at the All Christian Fellowship Church, was reportedly murdered while working on his farm by the herdsmen.
A close source said the man went to his farm to harvest banana to be sold to fuel his vehicle when he saw the suspected herdsmen.
“If you see the manner he was shot, you will see that he was kneeling down, begging not to be killed,” the source said.
Another source, who pleaded anonymity, described Ogunleye’s killing as barbaric, calling on security agencies to fish out the killers.
The Public Relations Officer of the police command in Ekiti, Sunday Abutu, confirmed the incident, saying that it was a suspected case of murder.