Ekiti State House of Assembly member representing Ekiti East
Constituency 2, Dare Pelemo, has denied sexually harrassing a widow, Mrs. Mercy Ilesanmi.
Addressing reporters in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday, Pelemo accused the woman of “attempting to frame him up and destroy his name.”
Pelemo, who is the House Committee Chairman on Security, said Mrs. Ilesanmi did not wear visitor’s tag when she visited the Assembly complex on September 5, which prompted him to challenge her mission.
The lawmaker accused Mrs. Ilesanmi of working as an agent of the Senator representing Ekiti South, Mrs. Biodun Olujimi, who is no longer in the good book of Governor Ayo Fayose and the leadership of the Assembly.
Pelemo said: “It is not true that I touched her, I did not touch her breasts but I suddenly saw a petition from FIDA last Friday but I had travelled to my hometown, Ilasa-Ekiti after which the FIDA people called me and I told them that I would be coming back on Monday.
“It was not as if I ignored FIDA; she is trying to frame me up and destroy my good name. She is being sponsored by some people but I will still honour the FIDA invitation.”