Osun Police Command has described the report that the younger brother of former Ekiti governor Ayodel Fayose, was attacked by suspected kidnappers in Gbongan area of Osun state as totally false and untrue.
On Monday, Fayose raised the alarm on his Facebook page that some gunmen attacked his vehicle while travelling to Lagos and kidnapped some persons.
He noted that he barely escaped with slight damage to his vehicle.
He condemned the security situation in the country, adding that he would not vote for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu and the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar next year.
However, the Osun state police command in a statement released by spokesman SP Yemisi Opalola on Tuesday said the news circulating on social media was false.
Opalola 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 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, nor was anyone injured nor abducted from the scene,” Opalola said.
She said that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Olawale Olokode, has urged members of the public to always verify the authenticity of whatever information they receive via social media before circulating it.