No Lecturer Was Killed in MOCPED
The attention of the leadership of Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union, Michael Otedola College of Primary Education Chapter, MOCPED-COEASU, has been drawn towards a malicious, contorted and blatant lie being peddled by mainstream media houses in Nigeria as regards the killing of a lecturer in the College.
To set the records straight, the Union wishes to state categorically that at no point in time was there any case of our member being killed by gunmen.
We hereby appeal to Nigerians to disregard the news in its entirety as the story flying around is the handiwork of quack journalists who never took their time to verify the veracity of the news before publication
However, the Union commiserates and condoles with all teachers in Epe for the fatal shooting incident involving Mr Saheed Hamed in his electronics shop in Poka community.
It is our prayers that God will grant the family, friends and well-wishers fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Jamal Caleb Apena
The news below is causing controversy as the quack journalist couldn’t take their time to the the fact before publication.
Gunmen Raid Lagos College Of Health Education, Kill Lecturer, Student.
A lecturer identified as Ahmed Saheed and an undergraduate student of Michael Otedola College of Primary Health Education (MOCPED) in Epe Local Government Area of Lagos State have been murdered.
The lecturer was said to have been killed around Poka town in Epe, while the student identified as Razak Bakare was shot dead on campus.
A police source told our correspondent that both incidents, which he described as unfortunate, occurred within 48 hours interval.
The deaths of the lecturer and the student were confirmed by lawmakers and traditional rulers of the communities.
They said while the student was trailed and killed on Wednesday, the lecturer was shot dead on Friday.
Presently, there is uneasy in the academic community of Poka, according to the Aladeshoyin of Odo-Noforija, in Epe Division.
Oba Babatunde Ogunlaja, the traditional ruler of the community, has expressed sadness over the incidents.
He said the peaceful nature of Noforija town had been shattered by the unfortunate killings.
He, therefore, called on the management of the institution to install Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras within and around the school premises.
Ogunlaja also appealed to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, to deploy more security personnel in the community.
He asked the Lagos State Government to reconstruct the collapsed fence of the institution.
The Alara of Ilara Kingdom, Oba Olufolarin Ogunsanwo, also condemned the incidents and urged the law enforcement agencies to fish out the perpetrators
He, however, pledged that the traditional institution would ensure that all efforts were taken to fight against such an ugly trends in the community.
REJOINDER: Lecturer, student shot dead as gunmen attack raid Lagos School
The attention of the Management of Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Noforija Epe, has been drawn to the news article with above headline that was published by some online portals – Legit.ng, The Nation Newspaper, Sahara reporter, TheCable.ng and Punch Newspapers on Sunday November 21, 2021 and cause a rift on social media platforms.
Management takes a very serious view of the said publication that has besmeared the otherwise good image of the College and its hardworking staff.
It particularly, condemns in no uncertain terms, the misleading headline of the story stating that Mr Ahmed Saheed was a lecturer in the College.
The College will like to bring to the notice of all the media and the general public that Mr Ahmed Saheed was never a lecturer in the College, rather, was a teacher at Army High School Epe.
The College while frowning at the incorrect and misleading information would want the media to investigate properly and publicly apologise for denting the image of the College.
However, the College Management is deeply saddened by the incidence and expressed their heartfelt condolence to the family of the deceased.