Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State denied that his convoy killed a young child in Ogbomoso during a political campaign ahead of Saturday local government elections in the town.
Makinde, on his Twitter page on Thursday, said though the kid was killed by a driver in a Toyota Matrix who was not part of his convoy, investigation was ongoing into the incident.
He also said the driver responsible for killing the kid will be brought to justice.
Sources had told SaharaReporters that a young kid was on Thursday killed by Makinde’s convoy after the little kid ran into his convoy in Ogbomoso.
— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) May 20, 2021
This incident was said to have occurred during the Peoples Democratic Party’s campaign for this weekend’s local government election in the state.
SaharaReporters learnt that Makinde and about 500 commercial buses had arrived in Ogbomoso around 3pm on Thursday.
“It is true. I heard it happened in Taki area this afternoon. The child was said to have been in the front of his mother’s shop when the incident happened,” a source had said.
However, Makinde, in his statement on Twitter, said, “I received with deep concern the report that my convoy ran over a child on our way to Ogbomoso, earlier today. Our preliminary investigation revealed that the child was hit by an individual driving a Toyota Matrix car who lost control of his vehicle. He was not part of my convoy.
“My heartfelt condolences go out to the parents of the child. May her gentle soul rest in peace. Investigations are ongoing and we will ensure that the perpetrator(s) is brought to book.”
My heartfelt condolences go out to the parents of the child. May her gentle soul rest in peace. Investigations are ongoing and we will ensure that the perpetrator(s) is brought to book.
— Seyi Makinde (@seyiamakinde) May 20, 2021