Following the stories making the rounds about an attack on Nobel laureate , Wole Soyinka, The Ogun state police command has dismissed the story and also revealed that the cows that strayed into the compound the Ogun state born professor are owned by a Yoruba man.
News were in the rife yesterday about an alleged attack on the prof by suspected Fulani herdsmen but his son Dr Olaokun Soyinka who spoke to Channels Tv has denied the stories. Similarly, while Speaking with journalists on Wednesday, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the police spokesman, also dismissed the story saying the cows are owned by one Kazeem Sorinola, who employed a Fulani herder to take charge of the animals.
“The cows are owned by a gentleman by the name, Kazeem Sorinola, who is Yoruba. He put the cows in charge of a Fulani man. The cows are not owned by any Fulani man, but he is the person in charge of the cows,” Oyeyemi said.
Yesterday, a voice in a viral video who claimed to work for a media house had said some herders attacked Soyinka’s house and threatened to kill him.
However, the Ogun police spokesman also refuted the alleged attack, saying it was a case of cows straying into Soyinka’s property.
“While the Fulani man was searching for the stray cow around Kemta estate where professor Wole Soyinka’s house is located, the prof himself who was going out, then saw the Fulani man with some of the cows, and he came down to ask where the man was heading to with the cows,” he had said.
“He there and then asked the Fulani man to move the cattle away from the vicinity. The DPO, Kemta division, who heard about the incident, quickly moved to the scene with a patrol team and the owner of the cows was invited to come with the Fulani man in charge of the cattle.
“The duo were questioned and properly profiled. The entire place was inspected by the DPO, and it was established that it was just a case of stray cows, as nothing was damaged or tampered with