Ritualist turns students into yam tubers: Oyo govt reacts

The  suspected ritualist  accused of turning students into yams. Facebook Photo

The suspected ritualist accused of turning students into yams. Facebook Photo

By David Adeoye/Ibadan

There was no iota of truth in the sensational report that two students of Bashorun High School, Ibadan, were turned into tubers of yam by a suspected ritualist.

The Oyo State Commissioner for Education, Rahman Abiodun Abdul-Raheem made this clarification, while addressing students, parents and guardians of the school when he visited on Friday.

The commissioner had visited the school on Friday afternoon, while on fact-finding mission, following a report in the social media that such incident happened in the school.

The social media buzzed with the news of how a suspected ritualist turned two students of the school into tubers of yam with unused pampers.

It was reported that the suspect was caught by a local security guard around Bode Wasinmi-Bashorun axis, at a location close to the school.

This, however, created fear in the minds of residents, especially the parents and guardians, whose children and wards attend the school.

Abdul-Raheem said findings from the school management showed that none of the school students was reported missing.

The commissioner, however, called for calm.

He assured them that the security operatives would dig deeper into the incident to unravel details of what really happened.

The commissioner admonished the general public to remain patient, saying that the safety of every resident in the state was a priority for the Gov. Seyi Makinde-led administration

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