Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
THE Osun State Police Command has disclosed that the kidnap attempt allegedly made on Isaac Fayose, younger brother of former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, is untrue.
The command disclosed that Fayose, as he attempted to make a U-turn, was involved in a lone minor accident along the Ife-Ibadan expressway.
Stonix News had gleaned from young Fayose’s verified Facebook page on Tuesday that he narrowly escaped death by hairs breath from gunmen along the Ife-Ibadan highway on Monday, August 29, 2022.
But in a statement signed by Yemisi Opalola, the police spokesperson of the command, made available to newsmen on Tuesday evening, the Command disclosed that no such incident was reported in any part of the state of that material time.
She explained that the Command had contacted Isaac Fayose to get first hand information about what actually transpired.
Opalola enjoined members of the public to report any complaint or incident to the nearest police station and not on the pages of social media.
“It has come to the knowledge of the Command the circulation of a report on social media indicating that, ‘Isaac Fayose, the younger brother to the former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose narrowly escaped death by the whiskers from gunmen attacks along Ife-Ibadan Highway, on August 29, 2022.
“In the same vein, the Command has contacted Mr Isaac Fayose and he has narrated what really happened that while he was on transit from Ekiti to Lagos State, at a point after Asejire Dam, towards Ibadan, he saw some travelers make a U-turn for fear of being attacked by presumed armed robbers and in his own attempt to make a U-turn, he had a minor accident.
“He stated further that he did not see the purported kidnappers, neither was anyone injured nor abducted from the scene.
“Meanwhile, CP urges members of the public to take time to verify the authenticity of whatever information they receive via the social media before circulating and make proper report of any incident to the nearest police station in the state or call these numbers: 08067788119 (PPRO Osun), 08039537995, 08123823981, 08075872433 (control room),” she noted.