The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has ordered the probe of his security aides for assaulting a motorist recently in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
SaharaReporters had reported how escorts attached to the convoy of the governor last Wednesday assaulted and brutalised a man, Dapo Oshituyo in Akure.
Sources said the lawless escorts used the butts of their guns to hit and beat Oshituyo to a pulp while his vehicle was damaged.
Reacting in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, on Sunday, Fayemi condemned the act and ordered an unfettered probe into the allegation.
The statement reads: “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 Governor Fayemi is not aware of the incident and cannot be a 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.”
SaharaReporters, New York