The Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has gone out of his way to arrest one of the cows grazing along Ado-Afao Road.
He led armed security men and some youths to impound the cow.
The two herdsmen monitoring the cows when they sighted the governor ran into the bush, while some of the youths chased the cows and got one of them.
The governor’s Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka said, “Governor Fayose was going to Ikole Ekiti when he came across herdsmen along Afao Ekiti Road in Ado Ekiti.
“The governor demonstrated the seriousness of the Ekiti State Anti-Grazing Law by personally seeing to it that one of the cows was ‘arrested’ by youths after the herdsmen ran into the bush upon sighting the governor’s security men. The remaining cows ran into the bush too.”
Fayose had on August 29 signed a law to regulate the grazing of cattle and other animals in Ekiti. The law provides that grazing activities must be from 7am to 6pm on a daily basis. According to the Ekiti State House of Assembly, any herdsman caught with firearms and any weapon will be charged with terrorism.