Following the enactment of the anti-grazing law in Ekiti State, the State Governor, Ayodele Fayose yesterday arrested some cattle in Ikole Ekiti.
This was disclosed by the Special Adviser to the governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka on his Facebook page.
According to Olayinka, herdsmen and their cattle were arrested on the orders of the governor who came across them while going to Ikole-Ekiti, along along Afao Ekiti road.
”Governor Ayodele Fayose demonstrated the seriousness of the State Anti Grazing Law by personally seeing to it that one of the cows was “arrested” by youths who chased the cows after the herdsmen ran into the bush upon seeing the governor’s security men.
The remaining cows ran into the bush too.”
Fayose’s aide also disclosed that the Ekiti Grazing Enforcement Marshall, EGEM, will start work soon.
Recall that Fayose had recently signed the prohibition of cattle and other Ruminants Grazing Bill into law in the state. This prevents free grazing of cattle in the state and carrying of firearms by herdsmen, an action which some legal professionals have frowned at.