The palace of the Ooni of Ife has recounted the alleged poisoning of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) dam as ridiculous and baseless, after accusations of poisoning the university dam by Ife natives made by the University’s P.R.O., Abiodun Olanrewaju
Mr. Moses Olafare, the spokesman of Ooni’s palace, made a statement and said when the palace received the news of dam poisoning by the people of the community, they were baffled and agitated.
He said, “The allegation is spurious and unfounded. It is an expression of absurdity because how can any reasonable person believe such allegation.
“Both the OAU and Ife community have been living harmoniously together for the past 50 years and such allegation never occurred.
“Come to think of it, let us assume it is true. Where is the university situated? Majority of the students and staff of the university are indigenes of the community and you expect indigenes of the community would want to wipe away their lives.
“We, as a palace, are very furious to read in the newspapers and in the online media that our people poisoned water in the university. It is very absurd.”