The campaign organisation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Ekiti election, has debunked to reports purporting that the convoy of it candidate, Kayode Fayemi, killed a police officer in Ado-Ekiti.
It will be recalled that Lere Olayinka, Special adviser to the Governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose had shared the picture of a lifeless policeman claiming that the convoy of the APC candidate killed the officer.
But Wole Olujobi, Director, Media and Publicity, in a statement Tuesday night said there was no iota of truth in the claim.
“Since we were sure that nothing like that happened, we took the pains to find out the veracity of the report and our search for truth yielded a mindless attempt by mischief-makers to blame an innocent man for the offence he did not commit just because of desperation to paint him black for electoral advantage”, he said.
“Our investigation confirmed that no accident connected with Dr Fayemi’s convoy happened during the rally.
“Officers at SIB Department of the State Police Command confirmed that the affected officer was knocked down by a boy who was driving his father’s car at a high speed and in the process hit the officer.
“The vehicle that knocked down the officer has since been impounded at MTD, a road accident section of the State Police Command located at Okesa.
“It is unfortunate that those who claim to be journalists working for Fayose do not have any idea about what journalism is all about.
“It is also regrettable that practising journalists who know their onions allow quacks to put the integrity of their profession at risk,” he said.