Contrary to a video trending online that some Fulani herdsmen invaded the house of Professor Wole Soyinka to attack him, his son, Olaokun has debunked it.
Olaokun said herders did not attack his father’s house in Ogun state but only strayed onto his land.
In a statement on Wednesday, Olaokun reacted to the viral video on social media, in which it was alleged that the Nobel laureate’s house was attacked by herders on Tuesday.
In the video, a voice who claimed to work for a media house, said some herders attacked Soyinka’s house and threatened to kill him.
According to the narrator in the video, the herders were arrested and remanded at a police station in the state.
Olaokun, however, stated that his father was not attacked, and there was no violence, although the herders trespassed into his land.
“To repeat, I have confirmed that while cows did stray onto his land yesterday, there has been no attack, no violence and no attempt to enter the house,” Olaokun said.
“Kindly debunk this information where you can. We do not need confusion added to the already tense situation in the country.”
According to a voice over under the video, the man on a bike was seen rushing to the venue where the accused Fulanis tried to kill the professor but unfortunately for them, he was not found.
Watch video below:
Suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded house of Prof. Wole Soyinka pic.twitter.com/gAyPBPymaK— LiveTimesNG (@daresun2013) February 10, 2021
Video below shows moment the man gets to the police station…