No kidnap attempt on Fayose’s brother – Police. The rumors that Isaac Fayose, the younger brother of Ayodele Fayose, the former governor of Ekiti, managed to avoid being kidnapped, are untrue, according to the Osun State Police Command.
The Command disclosed that Fayose was engaged in a single minor collision along the freeway when he tried to execute a U-turn.
On Tuesday, word spread that Fayose had nearly averted being shot to death by unidentified assailants on the Ife-Ibadan highway on August 29, 2022.
The Command confirmed that no such event was reported in any area of the State in a statement signed by Yemisi Opalola, the command spokeswoman, and provided to DAILY POST on Tuesday evening.
Opalola urged people to submit any complaints or occurrences to the local police station rather than on the pages of social media, saying that the Command has been in touch with Isaac Fayose to receive firsthand information about what happened.
According to her, “Isaac Fayose, the younger brother of the former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, almost averted death by the whiskers from gunmen strikes along Ife-Ibadan Highway, on August 29, 2022. This information has come to the knowledge of the Command.
“In the same vein, the Command has contacted Mr. Isaac Fayose, who has narrated what actually happened. He said that while he was traveling from Ekiti to Lagos State, at a point after Asejire Dam, towards Ibadan, he saw some travelers make a U-turn out of fear of being attacked by presumed armed robbers, and in his own attempt to make a U-turn, he had a minor accident. He added that no one was hurt or kidnapped from the site, and he did not see the alleged kidnappers.
Meanwhile, the CP implores the populace to take the time to confirm the veracity of any information they obtain via social media before disseminating it and to properly report any incident to the closest police station in the state or by calling these numbers: 08067788119 (PPRO Osun), 08039537995, 08123823981, or 08075872433 (control room).
Opalola reaffirmed that the Police Commissioner had given the Command the assurance that they would not give up on making sure the State’s inhabitants were safe and their property was protected.
She also guaranteed the safety of travelers using the state’s numerous routes.