My Convoy Didn’t Kill Okada Man – Governor Akeredolu Debunks Rumours


The Executive Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has debunked the news making rounds on social media that his convoy was involved in the killing of an Okada Man.

Rumours had been rife that the late Okada rider simply identified as Jimoh Aladeniyi was crushed to death while trying to avoid a collision with the convoy of the Ondo state governor.

Rotimi Akeredolu however debunked the news through a statement by the state commissioner for information and orientation, Mr. Donald Ojogo who described the trending narrative as false.

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According to the governor, the late Jimoh rammed his bike into a stationary Nissan Jeep parked near the technical college Owo, at 8pm on Sunday evening.

According to the statement, it had become necessary to clarify details about the incident as rumours had gone round that Governor Akeredolu had abandoned an accident victim on the road.

Excerpts from the statement read;

“This, without prejudice to Police investigation, is the outcome of our preliminary probe on the heels of the anxiety understandably generated by the deliberate news slant.

The incidented vehicle is now at the Police Station in Owo for inspection and possible verification by Journalists as well as the public.

“Notwithstanding that the Governor’s convoy was not involved as erroneously painted in the reports, Governor Akeredolu sympathises with the family of the deceased and prays God for the repose of his soul.

“This incident, unfortunate and avoidable as it seems, underscores the need for caution on our highways.”

Police spokesperson for the Ondo state command, ASP Tee-Leo also said investigations revealed that the Okada rider wasn’t hit by the governor’s Convoy.

“It is good to correct the impression on the social media. Journalism is about factual reportage.

“I went with some journalist. The car involved was parked and the cyclist rammed into a stationary vehicle. It is wrong for people to say it was the Governor’s convoy. The jeep is with us for proper investigation.” He concluded.

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