The girl alleged to have shot and circulated a malicious video clip aimed at denigrating, defame and smear the image of the Chairman of Ijebu Ode Local Government, Olugbenga Olugbgile and Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun a few days ago has been identified.
The girl whose video clip was packaged to rubbish the distribution of COVID-19 relief stimulus and material package donated by Ogun State Government to the people of Ijebu Ode Local Government has publicly apologized to the Chairman and the governor of the state.
The girl, dowu ADEKOYA, a resident of Idogi quarters in Ijebu Ode, released the video into the public domain via the social media, with the intent of maligning the Government of Ogun State, and the Governor, Prince Dapo ABIODUN, as several invectives were poured on the Governor, by the culprit and her collaborators.
In a release signed by Tope Oyekan, Director, Information, Education and Sports, Ijebu Ode LG said ADEKOYA also used various unprintable words against the Transition Committee, Ijebu Ode Local Government, led by the Chairman, Engr. Olugbenga OLUGBILE.
“I am glad to inform the entire public, in particular, the good people of Ijebu Ode Local Government, that after a well-coordinated intelligence-gathering efforts, the perpetrator of the slanderous act was eventually identified and she subsequently surrendered herself”, the release added.
She has since produced another video, where she pleaded for forgiveness, over her earlier ignoble act. She went further to state that the beans which she claimed was not suitable for public consumption, was actually consumed by herself and her family, after being made into a bean pudding (moinmoin).
According to the release, while reacting to the development, the Chairman, Transition Committee, Ijebu Ode Local Government, Engr. Olugbenga OLUGBILE, condemned the inglorious act of the girl, describing it as the handiwork of the opposition.
“We know those behind the shameful act, but we leave them to almighty God. They only want to discredit the Governor, because they are envious of his rising profile and acceptability among the people, due to his good deeds,” the Chairman stated.
He expressed gratitude to Gov. ABIODUN for his kindness and sincerity of purpose, as reflected in the flexibility of the Lockdown rule.
He however urged all genuine and true sons and daughters of Ijebu Ode Local Government not to allow themselves to be used as agent of destruction and division.
“I hereby use this medium to appreciate the concerns shown by the good-spirited people of Ogun State, including colleagues and associates in the local government service, and the media industry; friends, family, and the Governor’s kinsmen from Iperu Remo. Their calls and messages shortly after the video began to circulate was well acknowledged and applauded. I specially commend the Head of Local Government Administration, Ijebu Ode Local Government, Dr. Adeolu OLUFOWOBI, for providing the needed leadership.
While thanking you for standing by the truth, I pray that the ravaging Corona Virus Pandemic shall soon be conquered, and thus, become a thing of the past.