Posted by News Express | 4 May 2021 | 539 times
By AYODELE AFOLABI, Ado-Ekiti
… Govt not involved, AG replies
The political associate of former Governor of Ekiti State and former member of the state House of Assembly, Dr. Samuel Omotoso, has accused the state government of plotting to frame him up with a ‘phantom’ rape charges.
The former lawmaker representing Oye Constituency II in the Fifth House of Assembly, alleged that the government was using a house help that had lived with them for over five years to achieve the sinister motive.
Omotosho, who spoke with journalists in Ado-Ekiti, yesterday, through his wife, Abimbola, said that the family of the house help, especially the mother, had even given testimony absolving the former lawmaker of any rape charge.
“The allegation is untrue, politically motivated just like many others made against my husband in the past and I wonder when he will be allowed his freedom to private life, devoid of incessant political harassment from the present state government.
“The girl in question, who is being politically used against my husband, is confirmed wayward and bad mannered and all what she wants is total freedom for her reckless lifestyles as testified to by her mother and brother. She was severally caught red-handed by me, her mother and blood brother, including the pastor of our church and hence she is ready to do anything to achieve such level of freedom.”
Omotoso condemned the school principal of the girl, saying: “It was the principal 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,” she said.
But responding, the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Wale Fapohunda, said the matter was being handled by the police and that it would be hasty to pre-empt police investigation.
Fapohunda said it was true that a case of sexual harassment was raised by the girl in question against the former lawmaker, saying 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 stated. (Courtesy of The Guardian, excluding text)
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