Fayose disowns ‘Fayose boys’ over attacks on residents

Gov. Fayose

Gov, Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has condemned the recent attacks on  residents of the state by a group allegedly working for him.

The gang, known as Fayose Boys, has been attacking innocent persons at various locations in the state.

Fayose in a statement on Saturday called on security agencies and residents to help in arresting the people claiming to be Governor Ayodele Fayose boys.

Fayose in the statement released by his Special Adviser on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka,denied sending the gang to attack innocent citizens.

The government statement read in part, “The Ekiti State Government wishes to inform the general public that some unscrupulous people now go about attacking innocent residents of the state, claiming that Governor Ayodele Fayose sent them.

“Yesterday, Friday, July 31, one Prince Bunmi Ademolaju was attacked at a popular hotel in Ado-Ekiti. Those who attacked him were said to have shouted that they were Governor Fayose’s boys.

“We have it on good authority that the plot of these unscrupulous elements is to go about attacking notable indigenes of Ekiti State and claiming that they were sent by Governor Fayose.”

The government, who distanced itself from the reported attacks, said the trend might be another plot to discredit Fayose by those who had lost every war they waged against him.

it added, “By announcing that they were Governor Fayose’s boys, the motive of the criminals has no doubt been exposed, and it cannot be anything other than to set the people against the governor.

“We therefore wish to state categorically that Governor Fayose does not harbour criminals. He does not have boys anywhere, not to talk of sending them to attack innocent residents of Ekiti State.

“Anyone caught attacking or assaulting residents of Ekiti State in the name of ‘Governor Fayose’s Boys’ should be apprehended and handed over to law enforcement agents for appropriate action.

“Once again, we state that Governor Fayose does not habour criminals under whatever guise.

“Ekiti people and the law enforcement agents should take note of this new trend of criminality obviously coming from those whose only interest is to make Ekiti State impossible just because they lost power.”

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