I Am Not Paralyzed – Nigerian International Designer Raises Alarm Over A Shocking, Embarrassing Story Trending Online

By Post Nigeria May 14, 2017 13:52

I Am Not Paralyzed – Nigerian International Designer Raises Alarm Over A Shocking, Embarrassing Story Trending Online

A renowned Nigeria International Fashion Designer, Prince Hon. Osaruonamen Ogbebor, has raised an alarm, over a defamatory report published by some online media outlets (Post-Nigeria not Included), that he got paralyzed, two days after returning from his village, in Edo State.

Recall, that the sad story has it that Ogbebor visited his village in Edo State, from Port Harcourt, where he resides. On getting there, he stayed for two days, and left for Port Harcourt.

”On his arrival in Port Harcourt, he noticed that he could no longer move his legs or stand erect; the once hale and hearty man prior to his visit to Edo State, is now partially unable move or walk on his own, with severe pains after that visit”, the report had disclosed.

The report went further to disclose that Ogbebor was rushed to the hospital, where the Doctors certified him “paralyzed”.

However, in an exclusive reaction sent to Post-Nigeria, on Saturday evening, Ogbebor debunked the report, while describing it as “malicious and outright lies”.

His statement reads in full:

My attention has been drawn to a defamatory story being circulated onli‎ne, with the malicious title “Man paralysed two days after visiting his home town in Edo”.

In the said story, without any form of verification from me, I was alleged to be paralysed, after visiting my hometown in Benin, Edo State. 

I hereby debunk the story, as same is filled with half truths and outright lies. While it is true that I recently took ill, I was never at anytime paralysed, and same definitely has nothing to do with my travelling to Benin, or being from Benin.

My family and I, have been subjected to numerous embarrassing calls as a result of this story. This has greatly affected my reputation.

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Sequel to the foregoing, I hereby state that I am not paralysed. I equally did not mandate anybody to publish my medical condition on facebook, or any news channel.

Accordingly, I strongly urge all traditional newspapers and online bloggers, to desist from spreading this false story. I have equally instructed my Lawyers to take out legal proceedings against the online news media that initial published this story.

I thank my friends, family, and well-wishers, who have called to show genuine concern about my welfare, after they read the story.

Thank you.