• Police: He is play-acting
Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja, Shola Oyeyipo in Lagos and Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti
The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, Wednesday wept publicly, claiming that policemen slapped him and exploded teargas canisters on a crowd of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters that were gathering in front of Government House, Ado Ekiti, for an address by him.
“I was slapped and beaten by mobile policemen in my own state. They shot at me. As I speak with you, I am in severe pains. How can a state governor be treated like this?” the governor told members of his party at the Government House.
But the police in a swift reaction by the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Operations, Mr. Habila Joshak, dismissed Fayose’s claim, saying the governor was play-acting.
The police boss said the governor’s claims was the normal antics of politicians who play to the gallery, explaining that the alleged blockade of the Government House was not intended to…