Police: No kidnap attempt on Ayo Fayose’s brother

Police: No kidnap attempt on Ayo Fayose’s brother
Isaac Fayose, the younger brother of former Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose, was not attacked by alleged kidnappers on Tuesday in the state's Gbongan Area, according to the Police Command in Osun.

The command said that the news making the rounds on social media was false since Fayose Jr. had provided them the narrative of what transpired in a statement released by its spokeswoman, SP Yemisi Opalola, on Tuesday.

He said: “It has come to the knowledge of the command the circulation of a report on social media indicating that Isaac Fayose narrowly escaped death by the whiskers from gunmen attacks along Ife-Ibadan highway on Monday.

“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.”

The spokesperson said that the command had contacted Mr Isaac Fayose and he has narrated what really happened.

“Mr Fayose stated that while he was on transit from Ekiti to Lagos State, at a point after Asejire Dam, towards Ibadan, he saw some travelers making u-turn for fear of being attacked by presumed armed robbers.

”And in his own attempt to make a u-turn also, 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,”Opalola said.

She claimed that Mr. Olawale Olokode, the commissioner of police, had encouraged the public to always confirm the veracity of any information they obtain via social media before disseminating it.

She further asked locals to make sure they properly report any occurrence to the state's nearest police station.

Additionally, they can contact the police at 08067788119 (PPRO Osun), 08039537995, 08123823981, or 08075872433 (control room).

“Police in Osun, under the leadership of Olokode will not relent in their efforts to ensure that the citizens of the state and travelers are safe and their property secured,” she said.
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