Sequel to an article which was published in my name on an online news platform between mid-February and early March 2020, titled “LASU DYSTOPIA: THE TRAVAILS OF A.O AFFLUENCE, A 500 LEVEL LASU LAW STUDENT,” I hereby make a retraction to parts of that publication, which in hindsight must have impugn the reputation, good standing and the integrity of the ebullient Vice Chancellor of LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY, Prof. Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun (SAN).
Some of the disparaging words were suggestions received from allies, empathizers and sympathizers in the heat of the confusion and dejection that followed my sudden expulsion, which had ready acceptance from a confused and disgruntled mind at the time and I unfortunately accepted without proper rationalisation.
With special reference to that part of the article which reads in part …..in actual fact my major offences are; during the last gubernatorial election in the State, I and some of my colleagues in school led a campaign for Sanwoolu as against his will (Ambode)… or words to that effect.
This impulsive reaction was triggered by my believe that I’m being victimised unjustly due to the lack of proper investigation of the circumstances that resulted in my unprecedented expulsion in the bid to terminate my dream and end my quest to earn a degree in law from the prestigious LASU law faculty on the allegations of an offence I clearly never committed and am totally innocent of.
I regret to state that I have now realised that the allegations contained in my article as it concerns the progressive minded Vice-Chancellor are spurious. I regret any damage, discomfort or annoyance that the article or any part of it must have caused the V.C Prof Olanrewaju Adigun Fagboun and humbly plead for his pardon.
I pray that he re-ignite the light of my future that has been flickered in the past few months.
The truth is that Prof. Fagboun is someone I deeply admire and hold in high esteem because of his intelligence, youthfulness, vivasciousness, outstanding leadership, sterling qualities, and outstanding performance and achievements as Vice Chancellor of LASU.
I also use this avenue to urge the general public to kindly disregard any part of the article that is prejudicial to the public image of the V.C and any member of LASU management.
Affluence Olawale Arotiba
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