The Osun State Police Command has said Isaac Fayose, the younger brother of former governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, was not attacked by armed robbers but had a car accident.
This put to bed reports that Fayose narrowly escaped death by the whiskers from gunmen attacks along Ife-Ibadan Highway, on August 29, 2022.
“The Command hereby wishes to inform all members of the public that no such incident was reported in any part of the State. Members of the public are hereby enjoined to report any complaints or incidences to the nearest Police Station, not on social media,” Osun police said.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer for the Osun State Command, Opalola Olawoyin’
The statement continued, “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 travellers 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, nor 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).
“Police in Osun under the leadership of CP Olawale Olokode, psc, will not relent in their efforts to ensure that the citizens of the State and the travelers are safe and their property secured.”