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Police Refute Reports Of Herdsmen Attack On Soyinka’s House

Police Refute Reports Of Herdsmen Attack On Soyinka’s House (Updated: Thursday, 11th February 2021, 03:55 PM)


The Ogun State Police Command has debunked rumours that Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka was recently attacked in his house by some Fulani herdsmen.

This was contained in a statement by the spokesperson of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemion Wednesday evening issued on behalf of the Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, Edward Awolowo Ajogun.

He told members of the public that Soyinka was not attacked.

The statement confirmed that there was an encounter between Soyinka and a herdsman but denied any form of attack on the Professor.

The Police spokesman narrated that what happened was simply a case of a strayed cattle and an attempt to locate it.

He added that both the DPO of the area and the Commissioner of Police have visited the area for on the spot assessment and there is no cause for alarm.

He also noted that the video suggesting any form of attack on the Professor or an attempt to kill him is purely the handiwork of mischief-makers who want to cause unnecessary panic.

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