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Ekiti Gov Fayose Seizes Cow Grazed Illegally

Mr. Ayodele Fayose, the Ekiti State Governor has seized one of the cows that were being grazed illegally along Ado-Afao Road.

The Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media to the governor, Lere Olayinka, posted on his Facebook page that the governor on Wednesday in Ado Ekiti while driving around the area notice cows that were being grazed by herdsmen, stopped by and went in company of security men and a few young people to seize the cow.

He said when the two herders checking the animals located the governor, they kept running while a portion of the young people pursued the cows and got one of them.

He said, "Representative Fayose was going to Ikole Ekiti when he went over herders along Afao Ekiti Road in Ado Ekiti.

"The governor exhibited the reality of the Ekiti State Anti-Grazing Law by expressly observing to it that one of the cows was "captured" by young people after the herders kept running into the hedge after locating the governor's security men. The rest of the dairy animals kept running into the shrub as well."

Olayinka revealed that task force to enforce the law would begin work in a couple days.

Fayose had on August 29 marked a law to control the nibbling of dairy cattle and different creatures in Ekiti.

The law gives that cattle raring exercises must be from 7am to 6pm every day.

As indicated by the Ekiti State House of Assembly, any herder got with guns and any weapon will be charge with terrorizing the state.

The law likewise gives that any farm damaged by the exercises of the herder might be evaluated by a rural officers and the cost of damage to be borne by any captured herder.

Under the law, anybody discovered to go against the bill, upon conviction, might be sentenced to six months in jail without a choice of fine.