Ekiti election: Police speaks on Fayose being ‘slapped, manhandled’

The Nigeria Police on Friday reacted to claims by the Ekiti State
Governor, Ayodele Fayose that he was manhandled by police personnel in
Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

Force spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood said Fayose was been dramatic as no
police officer manhandled him.

Recall that security operatives had on Wednesday blocked the entrance
to Ekiti State Government House in Ado Ekiti.

The operatives had allegedly shot teargas canisters which affected Fayose.

Commenting on the attack, Fayose had claimed that he was equally
slapped and beaten by police officers.

However, speaking on Channels Television, Moshood insisted that the
incident was over dramatized by Fayose.

The Force spokesperson also insisted that Policemen attached to Fayose
were not withdrawn.

According to Moshood, "We did not remove the police personnel attached
to Fayose, what happened on that day was over dramatized.

"Fayose is still the executive governor of Ekiti State and he was not
manhandled, nobody slapped him, though there was allegation that the
governor was slapped.

"What were his ADC, CSO's doing? What were the other security agencies
doing at that point in time?

"This was why those two were summoned to the Police Headquarters to
make a statement.

"They were asked if they have stopped their duties and why they
allowed a state governor to be slapped. They came and made statements
to the fact that there was nothing like that.

"The bottom line is that we are interested in providing security for
people of Ekiti State.
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