Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has confirmed and mourned the death of a policewoman, Sergeant Olawoye Bukola who was shot during Ekiti Bye Election violence.
In a series of tweets, Fayemi said:
“I was deeply saddened to learn of the demise of Sergeant Olawoye Bukola, the police officer who was shot during the election violence that followed the Ekiti East Constituency 1 Bye-Election on Saturday.
” The brave officer battled for her life since Saturday. We hoped and prayed that she would make it, but she sadly passed away Monday evening.
” Late Sgt. Olawoye was a courageous and worthy police officer who excelled in a traditionally male-dominated career. Sadly, she lost her life in active service.
” My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time. We stand by them. My condolences also go to the Nigeria Police Force @PoliceNG on this tragic development.
” I have been briefed that the arrested suspects were charged to court on Monday. My administration is committed to ensuring justice.”