Osun State Police Command has stated that the news making the rounds that Isaac Fayose, the younger brother of Ayodele Fayose, the former governor of Ekiti escaped being abducted, is false.
The state police revealed that Fayose was involved in a lone minor accident along the Ibadan Ife expressway while attempting to make a U-turn, having noticed that some vehicles ahead of him were doing so without knowing what happens ahead.
The news was rife on Tuesday that Fayose narrowly escaped death by the whiskers from unknown gunmen on the road On Monday 29, August 2022.
But Osun Police in a statement issued and signed by Yemisi Opalola, the 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.
While explaining that the Command had contacted Isaac Fayose to get first-hand information about what transpired, Opalola enjoined members of the public to report any complaints or incidents to the nearest police station and not on the pages of social media.
According to her, “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 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, neither was anyone injured nor abducted from the scene.
“Meanwhile, CP urges members of the public to take time to verify the information before dishing it to the public.