The Ekiti state government has reacted to a viral video of a motorist alleging he was assaulted by security officers attached to the convoy of Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi.
The man identified as Dayo Oshituyi alleged his car was vandalized by the security aides of Governor Fayemi in Ondo state. Oshituyi alleged that the governor was in the convoy and witnessed his assault by the security aides. He said despite waiting for the convoy to pass, his car was vandalised by the security aides.
Reacting to the allegation, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Yinka Oyebode, said that Governor Fayemi could not have been a party to the assault of anyone. He said an investigation has commenced and appealed to the victim to come forward to help with ivestigation.
Read the statement below
”The attention of the Government of Ekiti State has been drawn to a statement and footage in circulation on social media alleging that security operatives attached to the convoy of the Governor assaulted a motorist, identified as Dayo Oshituyi in Akure, Ondo State, a few days ago.
We empathise with the victim and affirm our belief that no citizen should suffer any form of brutality in contravention of extant laws.
While the allegation is currently being investigated by the State Government and relevant security agencies, it is however important to state clearly that the Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi is not aware of the incident and cannot be party to any form of assault on a citizen. This is contrary to the allegation that the Governor witnessed the alleged brutalisation of Mr Oshituyi.
We kindly implore Mr Oshituyi to contact the Governor’s Office, Oke Bareke, Ado-Ekiti with useful information to help the investigations.
We assure members of the public that the Government of Ekiti State, in line with its principle of justice and fairness, will be fair in handling the matter.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor
26- 12- 2021”