The police command in Osun says ex-Governor Ayo Fayose’s younger brother, Isaac Fayose, was involved in a “minor accident” as he fled from alleged kidnappers.
In a statement issued by its spokeswoman, SP Yemisi Opalola, on Tuesday, the command said, “Mr Fayose stated that while he was in transit from Ekiti to Lagos state, at a point after Asejire Dam, towards Ibadan, he saw some travellers making U-turn for fear of being attacked by presumed armed robbers.”
The statement added, ”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.”
Police commissioner Olawale Olokode, meanwhile, has urged the public to always verify the authenticity of information they receive via social media before circulating it.
Reports were circulating online that the ex-governor’s younger sibling had been kidnapped.
The police command further advised residents to ensure that they report any incident properly to the nearest police station in Osun.
“They can also call the police on the following numbers: 08067788119 (PPRO Osun), 08039537995, 08123823981, 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 travellers are safe and their property secured,” added the statement.