Police Denies Shooting Motorcyclist In Ekiti

Hyacinth Chinweuba

The Police in Ekiti State has described as false and fabrication of a publication with a video on the social media (twitter) dated 22nd September, 2020 by one Olusola and Kiemetu that *the Police Operatives shot an innocent motorcyclist on the leg along Ikere Ekiti road.*

According to spokesman of the Command, Abutu Sunday, The allegation was not just false but a lie from the pit of hell which is aimed at ridiculing and denting the image of the force.

Sunday, reacting to the publication said, “Today being 22/09/2020 at about 1030hrs, a serious motorcycle accident occurred along Ikere-Akure road involving one TVS motorcycle ridden by the victim, one Olowoye Sunday and another Honda motorcycle ridden by Alaba Hammed.

“The two motorcycle riders were trying to overtake a trailer and were eventually hit by a trailer which made them to collide and they sustained different degrees of injuries, including fractures as displayed in the video.”

Continuing, he said, “On receipt of the information, the Police immediately rushed to the scene and evacuated the victims to Police Cottage Hospital, Okesha where they are currently receiving treatment.

The Police seen in the video only came for rescue and were never involved in shooting anyone. The voice at the background of the video in Yoruba language alleging the Police of shooting the victim was edited. It was a fake voice over which, when watched carefully and closed, does not correspond with the movement of the mouths of the original speakers in the video.”

He said fortunately, the two victims are still alive and are currently being treated at the Police Cottage Hospital. For the benefit of doubt, we implore everyone who may want to know the truth to visit the hospital and hear from the horse’s mouth.

The incident is currently being investigated by Ikere Divisional Headquarters and the family members of the victims have been contacted and the Command implored all members of the public to disregard the voices behind the video as there is no truth in them.

The Commissioner of Police, Ekiti State command, Tunde Mobayo advised parents to warn their wards to refrain from any falsified act that could mar and ridicule the image of the force, as the Police will not take it lightly with anybody found wanting.

The Commissioner assured the good people of Ekiti State that his administration will not relent in ensuring that lives and properties are protected and the peace currently being enjoyed across the State is sustained.

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