The Nigeria Police Force, Osun State command, has said Isaac Fayose, the younger brother of former Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose, admitted to lying about being attacked by alleged kidnappers on Tuesday in the Gbongan area of the state.
The command in a statement said that the news making the rounds on social media was false since Fayose Jr. had provided them the narrative of what transpired.
The police released the statement through its spokeswoman, SP Yemisi Opalola.
She 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 incidents to the nearest police station, not on social media.”
The spokesperson said that the command had contacted Fayose and he had 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 travellers 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, nor was anyone injured nor abducted from the scene,”Opalola said.