A student of Afe Babalola University, Mr Oyedele Adeolu Akinsola has called on the general public to debunk the purportedly rumors in circulation that he engaged in cyber bullying of a female colleagues in the institution.
Akinsola told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Epe, on Sunday.
He said that he was never in anyway part of the suspects that were involved in such offence.
“My attention has been drawn to story of a supposed Blackmailing gang existing at Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD).
“The news was credited to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) and widely circulated by various Nigerian dailies starting with “The Nation” on Tuesday, 17th November, 2020.
“I was erroneously mentioned as a member of the alleged gang. I hereby categorically state that I was not involved in any blackmail deal, ” he said.
According to him, “On October 26th, 2020, I was invited and taken to custody by ABUAD Student Affairs/Security Department.
“The invite was based on a case of blackmail purportedly referred to the University by Akin Fadeyi Foundation.
“My invitation was based on my close relationship with the alleged blackmail victim, a fellow student in the University.
“My relationship with the victim started in our first year in the University and grew to the level of sharing private details.
“In the course of our relationship the victim shared her picture with me. Unfortunately I lost my phone on the University premises and this was reported at the Security Department of the University but the phone is yet to be recovered till date.
“While in the University’s Student Affairs/Security department custody my new phone was seized, ruminated and yet to be returned.
“It is on record that nothing incriminating was found on my phone. Investigations carried out led to identification/arrest of the alleged blackmailers who have subsequently been charged to court.
“If Akin Fadeyi Foundation and/or its Executive Director had checked the investigation report with the University, it would have been revealed I was not indicted and the public embarrassment I suffered could have been averted.
“This public rejoinder should be given due prominence as the original story from the source.
“I enjoin the public to debunk the purportedly rumors spread across the globe, that I was ever part of the suspect that perpetrated the cyber bullying act.”