Ekiti

Fayose’s ally accuses govt of plotting trumped-up rape charges against him

A political associate of ex-governor Ayodele Fayose, Mr. Samuel Omotoso, has accused the Ekiti State Government of plotting to frame him with trumped-up rape charges.

Omotoso, the former lawmaker representing Oye Constituency ll in the House of Assembly, alleged that the government was using a house-help, who had lived with his family for over five years, to achieve the sinister motive.

But the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Wale Fapohunda, said the matter was being handled by the police and that it would be hasty to pre-empt police investigation.

Speaking through his spouse, Abimbola Omotosho, in Ado-Ekiti, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain exonerated himself from rape, saying the family of the house-help, especially the mother, had even absolved him of any rape case.

“The allegation is untrue, politically- motivated just like many others made against my husband in the past. I wonder when he will be allowed his freedom to private life, devoid of incessant political harassment from the current state government.

“My husband is a medical doctor and a PDP politician who contested, won and served as the member from Oye Constituency 1, the same constituency with Governor Kayode Fayemi, in the last 5th Assembly.

“The girl in question, who is being politically-weaponised against my husband, is confirmed wayward and ill-mannered. All what she wants is total freedom for her reckless lifestyle as testified to by her mother and brother. She was caught red handed several times by me, her mother and her blood brother, including the pastor of our church. Hence she is ready to do anything to achieve such level of freedom.”

Mrs. Omotoso condemned the school head teacher of the girl presumed to have been defiled by her husband for allegedly being goaded by some forces to implicate her husband.

“It was the head teacher of a public secondary school in Ado-Ekiti that abducted the girl from my house without informing me or her parents and tutored her for days to lie against my husband to settle old scores, while brainwashing the girl that all the clothes I bought for her were rags and once she becomes Erelu Fayemi’s daughter, her life will change for good, with free education up to the university level,” she said.

The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice said it was true that a case of sexual harassment was raised by the girl in question against the former lawmaker, adding that it was wrong to have accused the government of complicity in the matter.

“Immediately the matter was reported through the girl’s school, we took a statement from the alleged rape victim and forwarded the matter to the police for thorough investigation. For now, the matter is not before us, it is with the police,” he said.