The Ondo state commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Yemi Olowolabi, has described as untrue, the state government"s involment in the arrest of a commissioner in the mimiko administration, Femi Adekanmbi.
Olowolabi stressed that the allegation against the governor is unfounded, saying "the governor is too busy with developmental projects and programmes for the people of the state than to engage in political vendetta.
"Akeredolu is a politician who believes in equality, justice and fair play and would not engage in such kind of politics or political vendetta.
He advised Adekanmibi to honour his invitation by the police instead of pointing accusing fingers at the governor. "If Adekanmbi has been invited by the state police command, he should try and honour the invitation rather than pointing fingers towards the direction of the state governor.
"Let him clear his name and tell the police what he knows about what he was invited for."
Adekanmbi, a former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in the immediate past administration, was arrested by the men of the state police command in Owo, headquarters of the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State on Thursday.
Speaking with journalists at the State Criminal Investigation Department office, in Akure, Adekanmbi accused the state governor of allegedly being the mastermind of this arrest.
But the state's Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Femi Joseph, denied the arrest of the former commissioner by the command, saying he was only invited to clear the air on certain issues.
Joseph assured the people that the PDP chieftain would be released as soon as the command was through with its findings.