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Gov Abiodun never admitted to committing any crime anywhere-Odusile

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The Ogun State Government has debunked a media report stating that Governor Dapo Abiodun of the state admitted that he was arrested for fraud in the United States of America (USA).

Debunking the claim in a statement, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Alhaji Waheed Odusile described the story as fallacious, while urging journalists to uphold the ethics of their profession.

“To say this story is fallacious is to say the least. It is an admission to the fact that the journalism profession, which we still hold as noble has been thrown to the dogs.

“Journalists are expected to fact check their information before going to the press.

“This particular story was purportedly from a letter written by Afe Babalola & Co, to the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a response to a petition written by a political mercenary,” he said.

Odusile added in the statement that nowhere in the letter written by the Afe Babalola & Co. was there any admission by Prince Dapo Abiodun to have admitted to committing any crime.

The commissioner stated that the letter written by the governor’s lawyers “was twisted and presented to suit a particular purpose best known to those that authored / sponsored it.”

“It should, however, be noted that their obvious game plan is to discredit the governor and get through the backdoor, what they could not get through the ballot.

“Prince Dapo Abiodun is unperturbed by this machination. Just like they failed in 2019, they will also fail this time around.

“For the avoidance of doubt, let it be noted that Prince Dapo Abiodun did not admit ever being convicted of any crime.

“While we enjoin journalists to comply strictly to the ethics of their profession, we shall however not hesitate to take appropriate legal step against the purveyors of this blatant falsehood,” the statement read.

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