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The Oyo State Commissioner for Education, Mr Abiodun Abdulramah, has reacted to a report that a pupil was turned it yams by a ritualist in Ibadan.

According to him, there is no iota of truth in it.
made this clarification, while addressing students, parents and guardians of the school when he visited the school.

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The commissioner had visited the school on Friday afternoon, while on fact-finding mission, following a report in the social media that such incident happened in the school

Phenomenal reports that the social media were awashed with the news of how a suspected ritualist (nameswitheld) turned two students of the school to tubers of yam with unused pampers.

It was reported that the suspect was caught by a local security guard around Bode Wasinmi-Bashorun axis, at a location closed to the school.

This, however, created fear in the minds of residents, especially the parents and guardians, whose children and wards attend the school.

Abdulramah said findings from the school management showed that none of the school students was reported missing.

The commissioner, however, called for calm.

He assured them that the security operatives would dig deeper into the incident to unravel details of what really happened.

The commissioner admonished the general public to remain patient, saying that the safety of every resident in the state was a priority for the Gov. Seyi Makinde-led administration