October 16, 2018

Organisers debunk assault on journalist at Mayorkun’s Ibadan concert

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The organisers of Mayorkun’s Concert held in Ibadan has rubbished claims of sexual assaults and violence during the gig.

The production team, in a statement made available to GoldmyneTV, said,
“That the Mayorkun’s Concert in the city of Ibadan was well managed with experienced security officials in place, despite the over 13,000 people in attendance. So, we will like to disassociate ourselves from news  of violence against some persons as no such thing happened at the event.

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“While trying to encourage safe sex among youths, the organizers, with the support of relevant organisations distributed packs of condoms freely for reproductive and family health awareness which is typical of events of this magnitude. These were seen littering the event ground afterwards.”

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Contrary to reports that a journalist was maltreated, the organisers stated, “Adequate securities were made for all media houses and journalists with access tags at the event, and no violence was experienced by any journalist or pressman at the event.”

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They added,  “The ‘all access’ tags were given only to authorized journalists and photographers. This is part of the security procedures that were put in place to prevent unauthorized access by impostors. But a reporter who was allegedly drunk attempted to forcibly gain entrance into the artistes’ green room without authorized access and was prevented by security operatives. The report by the aggrieved reporter is a calculated attempt to bring the event into disrepute. This isolated event is not representative of the concert event, which otherwise was very peaceful and violence free.”

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