It was reported that a suspected ritualist (nameswitheld) turned two students of Bashorun High School to tubers of yam with unused pampers.
The suspect was allegedly 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.
However, reacting to the story, the Oyo State Commissioner for Education, Mr Abiodun Abdulramah, said: “No student was turned to yams by ritualist in Ibadan”
According to him, there is no iota of truth in the report that two students of Bashorun High School, Ibadan, were on Friday turned to tubers of yam by a suspected ritualist.
Abdulramah made this clarification, while addressing students, parents and guardians of the school when he visited the school.
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.
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.