The Prince Tayo Adebiyi Campaign Organisation has denied the claim that the mobile policeman that fired gunshots at Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele and five other All Progressives Congress (APC) members last Friday was in Ekiti State on an illegal duty.
The group also denied harbouring any plan to assassinate the APC governorship candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, describing the shooting incident as an “accidental discharge”.
Adebiyi, a House of Representatives aspirant, who is in police custody was arrested on Saturday to state all he knows about the shooting incident.
Addressing reporters in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday, Director General, Prince Tayo Adebiyi Campaign Organisation, Mr. David Ayeni, said his principal brought the policeman because of the growing incidence of kidnapping along Efon-Iwaraja-Erinmo, in recent times.
Ayeni clarified that the policeman was struggling with a group of party members, who wanted to mob the dignitaries when the trigger was suddenly pulled and released the bullets.
He said the shooting was regrettable, but insisted that it was a clear case of accidental discharge as once posited by the Ekiti State Police Command.
Ayeni appreciated the Nigeria Police Force for their effectiveness, by promptly bringing the situation under control, saying this reduced the number of casualties.