Adebayo Adenrele

The Osun State Police Command has disclosed that Isaac Fayose, younger brother to ex-Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, was not attacked by kidnappers at Gbongan Area of the state on Tuesday.

In a statement issued by its Spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, on Tuesday, said the report being circulated on social media was untrue, as Fayose jnr. had given them the account of the incident.

The statement reads, “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.”

“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.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Olawale Olokode, thereby enjoined the public to always verify the authenticity of information being received via the social media before circulating it.

The department also admonished the residents to ensure that they make proper report of any incident to the nearest police station in the state.

To this end, the Command gave the following numbers in case of distress: 08067788119 (PPRO Osun), 08039537995, 08123823981, 08075872433 (control room).