The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has debunked rumour making the rounds in the social media that a former acting Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Anthony ELUJOBA is dead.
A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju, which was made available to Vreporters stated that the rumour was not only false but wicked, malicious, unfortunate and downright satanic.
The release read in part: “Most unfortunate was that a few conventional media houses also aired the rumours on their frequency modulation, abandoning the age – long media maxim of ” if in doubt, leave out”.
“To put the record straight, Professor Anthony ELUJOBA is NOT dead. It’s true that he had an auto crash and he has been on admission in the hospital, it is heart warming to know that he is responding to treatment.
“We, therefore, want the general public to disregard, in its entirety, the malicious rumour and be praying for quick recovery of the erudite scholar.”
Editor’s Note : Vreporters takes responsibility for the earlier report about the professor, this platform also tenders unreserved apology for the publication which has now been updated.