Wow!! Corp Member Accused of Homosexual Acts with Student Tells His own Side of

Published On: February 28, 2014, 10:37 pm (6 years ago)
Author: Afolayon Masofunmomi
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To be frank with you, I'm speechless, guys. I had reported this story, cos the sources were Punch and NAN. 26 years old Sulaimon Abari and 27 years old O’tega Daniel, had been arraigned  in  an Ibadan Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting at Iyaganku for allegedly engaging in homosexual practices with a pupil. They were eventually acquitted and the reason the media gave was that the victim's parents had forgiven the accused, so they were released.

But Sulaimon took to Facebook, after his release, to tell his own side of the story, to recount his horrible experience after being innocently accused, how he stayed for 12 days without food, how someone who was supposed to be his friend sold him out to the media and then he wrote a tearful thank you note to all the people who still stood by him when he was almost giving up.

Please read Sulaimon's heartbreaking note. (Thank you very much to our dear reader who directed me to this)
MY VINDICATION AT LAST. I couldn't hold back tears when the judge ( a great woman of
impecable wisdom) said: "ur case has been striked out due to lack of evidence against you. And an apology letter should be sent to ur family for all dat was labelled against u and how she had advised me not to take what the media had tried to do to my image seriously, that it is a passing phase and one of those lessons in life".
Infact my heart almost jumped out of my chest. I remember how I almost gave up during my trial... I remember how my mom and my younger brother had kept the flames of hope burning and kept telling me all was well... I remember how uncle jamiu abari kept calling my mom and wanted to come to ibadan too... I remember the amazing role my extended family played...
I remember how I didn't eat for 12days (not even a drop of water) and how my mum kept appealing to me to eat... I remember how some of my students had come to court to testify that I had not committed any act of sodomy with them...
I remember how I cried... I remember the first, second and third asthma attacks... I remember how I allowed lice stay in my hair... I remember the humiliation, the insult and the curses...
I remember the torture at the state CID... I remember my lawyer's words of encouragement... I remember how the person who was suppose to be my friend had sent my photos to the press... I remember all the negative comments by the people I called my friends...
I remember the inmate who was convicted of murder whom despite his agonies had prayed for me...
I remember Tope Ogunkunle who visited me in prison against all odds and how she cried... I remember how Mrs Ogunkunle (Tope's mom) had called to pray for me and assured me all was well... I remember how my younger brother Al-aleem visited me everyday and had to spend two thousand each day he came...
I remember the prison warder whom I told my story and how he cried... I remember on the day of my passing out parade I was in prison... I remember I wore one cloth for 18days... I remember the looks on my mom's face after my vindication, it was a mixture of joy and pity... I remember how my lawyer had suggested we sue the complainant and how my mom had said NO!!! That it wasn't worth it...
I remember how I looked back at the prison after my release... I remember how my assumed best female friend had antagonized me behind me... I remember how I couldn't read the news in the paper... I remember I wrote a short story (A tale of a wasted life) and never knew I would be a victim of my own story...
I sincerely don't know why tears is running down my face as I write this... To all who stood my me, prayed for me and sent good will messages all I can say is THANK YOU and GOD BLESS.
To my mum (a woman with the body of a queen and the heart of a brave lion) I can't find the right words to thank you.
To Alhaji Sadiku (I won't forget how u wore one cloth for ten days all because of me),
To my younger brother Al-aleem, all the time we went to court u would hold my hands and assure me all was well - thanks a billion times.
To uncle Jamiu Abari u are indeed a force to reckon with,
Uncle Ibrahim, mr Aroyehun, mr Hassan, Alhaja Balogun may God bless you,
Omolade and Olalekan I won't stop thanking God for having u both in my life,
to Tope Ogunkunle and Mrs Ogunkunle against all odds, u stood ur ground, prayed for me and infact Tope visited me in prison. thanx for the luv u showed. I will forever be grateful to u,
to my extended family "The Abari's" and to those who were at least sensible enough to call my family to find out what the real story was, I would say but a big thank you to all of you,
and to those who upon hearing the news and had to pass judgement (even without proper probe) I would say " when a story is told it is important we find out the truth about such a story before passing judgement or assigning blames in other not to run into what I like to call the dangers of a single story and misrepresentation. A great lesson learnt.
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-- steveoneal (m) at 28-02-2014 11:42 PM
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thank God for your life,, im pretty sure many innocent people would be wrongly accused , since the bill came into being,,, the task now lies in the hands of the law enforcement agents to investigate properly,,,who is guilty and who is not
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-- Aniagain (m) at 28-02-2014 11:59 PM
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This guy hasn't told us anything sensible, @ poster, is this what u call his own part of the story? I thought he was going to tell us how it actually happened, that he was vindicated or acquitted for  LACK OF EVIDENCE does not really make him innocent of the crime. Anyway, since the judge has set him free, who am I to judge him? Don't forget, he hasn't denied the allegation but just writing a vote of thanks. on this note, I rest my case

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-- okilo101 (m) at 1-03-2014 12:56 AM
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Ohk
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-- 2bify (m) at 1-03-2014 01:10 AM
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But the guy should open up and tell us his own part of the story,   he just kept writing thanks, thanks and thanks, we that God for ur life also, but na wetin happen we wan hear
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-- dareper (m) at 1-03-2014 03:10 AM
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Hmmm, still waiting for your own side of the story.
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-- noorseman (m) at 1-03-2014 04:02 AM
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there is trouble in nigeria with this new anti-gay law..A lot of nigerians are too blinded by their prejudices to see it and its only going to get worst..The unfortunate thing is that the people that will bear the brunt of this barbaric law is the average man on the streets of lagos or abuja..The rich or politically connected will not be touched.Do you think any nigerian senator will dragged from their home to the streets and accused of being gay?..nigerians who were busy celebrating this law have no idea the problems that awaits them in the future because of this law...it is simple if you don't like somebody in nigeria or somebody offends you  accuse them of being gay and let  them be publicly harassed,,,
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-- DrSoba (m) at 1-03-2014 05:06 AM
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This is not his own side of story ,rather it is vote of thanks.
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-- sync (f) at 1-03-2014 06:15 AM
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DUDE IS NEITHER ACCEPTING NOR DENYING THE ALLEGATIONS.NEMESIS GO CATCH UP WITH YOU SOON
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-- johnnychuks2 (m) at 1-03-2014 07:47 AM
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Quote from: sync on  1-03-2014 06:15 AM
DUDE IS NEITHER ACCEPTING NOR DENYING THE ALLEGATIONS.NEMESIS GO CATCH UP WITH YOU SOON
big mumu ntoooo
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-- johnnychuks2 (m) at 1-03-2014 07:48 AM
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Quote from: dareper on  1-03-2014 03:10 AM
Hmmm, still waiting for your own side of the story.
ahhh just continue waiting amebo..
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-- johnnychuks2 (m) at 1-03-2014 07:50 AM
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Quote from: Aniagain on 28-02-2014 11:59 PM
This guy hasn't told us anything sensible, @ poster, is this what u call his own part of the story? I thought he was going to tell us how it actually happened, that he was vindicated or acquitted for  LACK OF EVIDENCE does not really make him innocent of the crime. Anyway, since the judge has set him free, who am I to judge him? Don't forget, he hasn't denied the allegation but just writing a vote of thanks. on this note, I rest my case
chief justice of the zoo republic of nigeria, check the diccionary, the meaning of innocent.
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-- johnnychuks2 (m) at 1-03-2014 07:54 AM
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Quote from: steveoneal on 28-02-2014 11:42 PM
thank God for your life,, im pretty sure many innocent people would be wrongly accused , since the bill came into being,,, the task now lies in the hands of the law enforcement agents to investigate properly,,,who is guilty and who is not
dont mind nigerian mumus, and there kpako mumu goverment. comon boko haram they couldnt deal with, every day innocent people re been killed, including women and children. THE NIGERIAN GOVERMENT IS THE WORLD MOST USELESS GOVERMENT.
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-- lychi_kia2 (f) at 1-03-2014 08:16 AM
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Quote from: sync on  1-03-2014 06:15 AM
DUDE IS NEITHER ACCEPTING NOR DENYING THE ALLEGATIONS.NEMESIS GO CATCH UP WITH YOU SOON
I pray you fall into wat he has jux gone tru, Amen. It's u nemesis will catch up with. U r one of those dat judge d book by d cover. Infact, may u be accused even more than he was. Nonsense
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-- gentlefelix (m) at 1-03-2014 08:26 AM
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Brother take heart. I Knew what you passed through because I myself have been there before, and GOD is yet to give me victory. But as the learned judge told you, it is one of the lessons life teaches us.
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-- IDOKOO (m) at 1-03-2014 08:44 AM
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it jst lik my story. am famus in d campus cus am a musician by nem KURAT. den dey was a fratanity crisis in d school durin my final year.alot of studnts wey xpel,bot inocent once.afta my exams,d skul refuz 2 giv me my result,sayin dat am a cultist
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-- IDOKOO (m) at 1-03-2014 08:46 AM
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it jst lik my story. am famus in d campus cus am a musician by nem KURAT. dey was a fratanity crisis in d school durin my final year.alot of studnts wey xpel,bot inocent once.afta my exams,d skul refuz 2 giv me my result, callin me a cultist. it well
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-- beejaybabs (m) at 1-03-2014 09:52 AM
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Very tragic

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-- winace (f) at 1-03-2014 09:59 AM
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I didn't realise I was crying reading dis. Oh I thank GOD for u. U are even lucky. There are so many pple who are in prison and are innocent and does not have luck or pple to stand and fight for them.
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-- Mobbysmartins (m) at 1-03-2014 10:49 AM
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But really this guy did not say any thing of substance.
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