As at yesterday Tuesday 19th June 2018, Governor Fayose’s media aide Lere Olayinka stated via social media that one of the vehicles of APC Gubernatorial candidate, John Kayode Fayemi’s convoy allegedly knocked down a police officer during the party’s rally in Ekiti State.

According to Olayinka, “Inspector Kayode Gabriel of the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB), was knocked down and killed in Ado-Ekiti today by a vehicle in Fayemi’s Convoy”. Olayinka also revealed that Inspector Gabriel was due to be promoted to ASP next week.

However an eye witness has recounted what happened in details, “I was at the scene of this accident that happened in the front of captain cook this morning. It was a Sienna Bus that hit the victims as they were trying to cross from one side of the road to other side. Unfortunately one of the victims could not survive it. lt was the same Sienna Bus that they used to carry the two men involved to the hospital”.


The Accident Scene

A journalist (name withheld) managed to reach the Ekiti State Police PRO and in an audio recording of the conversation, the PRO revealed exactly what happened.

The Command Public Relation Officer, Mr Caleb Nwachukwu, explained that  “A Toyota Sienna Van with registration number: Lagos X2874 Eky knocked down two pedestrians on Bashiri road just before the newly constructed overhead bridge. Those affected in the accident were one Anayomi Ismailia and a yet to be identified police officer”.

He said the convoy of the Vice President and Fayemi came in through the Ikere axis of the State capital around 12 noon, while the incident in question happened around 9am.

Listen to the audio tape

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