I bet by now you would have heard the unfortunate story reported by Linda Ikeji on her Blog published on Sunday 2, November concerning a severe allegation regarding the attack of artiste, OmoAkin by one of the resort’s animal.
The management of the resort on Monday came forward to debunk the story in a statement saying that no such thing happened at the resort and the artiste never showed up at the venue.
The Blog had earlier claimed that OmoAkin was receiving treatment at the Pennisula Hospital, a story that turned out to be false following investigations made by the resort via a visit to the hospital to confirm he was indeed a victim of the attack.
However, OmoAkin’s management, Star nation, as at Tuesday came forward to debunk the news circulating the social media, and the public as a whole, when they realized the gravity of the situation. They released a statement saying,
“To Whom It May Concern
Our attention has been drawn to the post making rounds social media relating to our Artiste “OmoAkin” in regards to him being attacked by some wild animals in a reputable Resort in Nigeria.
We will like to point out that nothing of such happened and in fact the pictures circulating with the post was taken from an Halloween themed set on the scene of the video shoot to his recently released single “IJO OLOTI”.
We have spoken to the management of the resort in question to straighten things up. We will also like to state categorically that such news was not released from our camp (Star Nation).
We urge everyone to please disregard such news and focus on the good music from our artiste and label. Anticipate the video to the Smash hit single “IJO OLOTI”.
Any news or statement in regards to our artiste will be released Officially.
Omu resort confirmed receiving the statement and had this to say,
“We at Omu resort have already denied that any such incident took place. Following the said denial, the management of OmoAkin, Star Nation, have also made contact with us directly saying that they also did not release the story and indeed the pictures been circulated are Halloween pictures from the video shoot as we have seen and not from the resort.
That said, we are at a loss as to how such stories that are capable of destroying a multibillion naira business such as the resort and the career of a budding artiste, OmoAkin, came about. The source of this story and the reasons behind publishing such must be thoroughly investigated by the Nigeria Police force because it’s purely criminal. As early stated, our lawyers are working closely with the
Police and we are working to get to the bottom of where the story emanated from.
For all those that are peddling innuendos that the resort might have used this as a publicity stunt, who in their right mind would risk a multibillion naira business on such cheap publicity? As indicated, the Police is investigating the matter and arrests are been made as we speak.”