The vice-chancellor of Technical University, Tech-U, Ibadan, Professor Ayobami Salami, as dismissed as untrue news that his house was among those destroyed by hoodlums at Ire-Akari Estate, Soka, Ibadan area of Oluyole local government.
OYO INSIGHT had reported how residents of the estate are under siege as hundreds of hoodlums stormed their homes, destroying property worth several millions of naira in the process.
This medium had listed the houses of Professor Ayobami Salami as one of the About 250 houses in the affected estate.
Reacting through the public relations officer, of Tech-U, Mr. Femi Babatunde, the VC denied having any house in the Estate.
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I wish to draw your attention to the factual error contained in the above story, in view of the incalculable damage it has done to the image and person of the Vice Chancellor of The Technical University, Professor Ayobami Salami, and by extension, the image of the University.
With respect to this and for the records, I wish to state as follows:
That, there is no truth in the claim that the Vice Chancellor, Professor Ayobami Salami, is one of the victims of the said attack at Ire Akari Estate, Soka, Ibadan.
That, the VC does not own and has never lived in any building in the said location.
That, we request that your medium retract the error presented in the said report.
That, although, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Adesola Ajayi once lived in the said Estate in an apartment he rented personally, he has since relocated from the area. Even at that, the house in which Prof. Ajayi once lived was not affected by the said incident.
That, in view of the above, your respectable medium should set the records straight forthwith, to avoid misleading the unsuspecting public with an untruth.
I count on your prompt action on the above.
Public Relations Officer
The Technical University, Ibadan