‘I Was A Member Of Pyrates Confraternity In UNIBEN’ - Edo APC Guber Candiddate Osagie Ize-Iyamu

Date: 05-07-2020 9:12 pm (1 year ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
- at 5-07-2020 09:12 PM (1 year ago)

Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the September 19 gubernatorial election in Edo state has denied pouring acid on a fellow student during his undergraduate days at the University of Benin.

In 2016, the former Chairman of the APC and ex-governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole had alleged that Ize-Iyamu poured acid on a student.

Debunking the allegation on an online television programme in Benin on Sunday, July 5, 2020, the politician said contrary to the claim, he drew the attention of the then university management to the plight of the student.

He said despite the fact that he ensured the student got first aid treatment, he and others linked to the incident were rusticated because the identity of the culprit was never known.

Narrating the incident, he said,
“When I was in the university, I was a member of the Pyrates Confraternity. At that time, we didn’t look at it as a cult arrangement but some people were already coming in with tendencies to create problems. We had this very confrontational group and one evening, somebody reported to us that they beat up a final year student who was also close to us and they mentioned the names of those involved, and we said no, this is bad.

“Don’t also forget too that I was a students’ union leader, very prominent in the students’ union congress. So, myself and some persons who heard about this complaint said let’s go and see the people concerned and talk to them.

“We went there and met with the people concerned. They opened the door for us and we were discussing the matter under a very cordial atmosphere only for some people to come in and before we knew it, there was smoke in the whole place and somebody shouted acid and was screaming. It was then I realised that somebody has poured acid on somebody and I quickly rushed to the security post. I brought them in and we took the young man to get first aid treatment.

“Of course, the school set up an inquiry, and the person that was affected admitted that I was the one who brought security agents and that I was able to take him in for medical attention. I asked who poured it and he said he didn’t know.

“He said he knew the face but didn’t know his name and nobody appeared to know the name and the university said since you people don’t want to mention the name, we are going to sanction all of you. Before we knew it, they expelled us.

“The reason they gave was that they expelled us for belonging to a proscribed organisation. But the long and short of it is that we were on it for two years till 1986 when the Senate held a meeting and said these guys have been punished enough, that if you look at the records, they were not the one that committed what happened, so, we were called back, graduated and then went to the Law School.”

Posted: at 5-07-2020 09:12 PM (1 year ago) | Addicted Hero
- leykelvin11 at 5-07-2020 11:00 PM (1 year ago)
Man don´t tell us any cock-and-bull story here. Your Godfather Oshiomhole has told us all about your evil deeds and hidden agenda. Your investigation by EFCC concerning 700 Million Naira confirm this also. In a healthy society where things are done properly, you are suppose to be languishing in Jail. It is an insult to all Edo People including members of your Party, who are presenting you, for you to come up now after all your atrocities, to say you want to be the governor of our beloved state. It is a shame that your Godfathers most especially Oshiomhole are still trying to impose you on Edo People even when they can testify to your evils. Oshiomhole never trusted you and according to him you are not somebody to be trusted. There is just no way Edo People will ever allow a Person like you to govern them. By the Grace of God you will never be the governor of Edo State no matter the rigging and wayo.
The Evil that men do catch up with them nowadays. Forward ever! Backward never! God bless Edo State.
Posted: at 5-07-2020 11:00 PM (1 year ago) | Newbie
- collinsuchendu at 6-07-2020 11:40 PM (1 year ago)
Bloody cultist. Edo is not Lagos.  Grin Grin
Posted: at 6-07-2020 11:40 PM (1 year ago) | Gistmaniac