The family of a woman (name unknown) who was alleged to have transformed to Cat at St Luke’s area in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Saturday issued a press statement.
A live broadcast by Crest FM, Akure which was monitored by Precision on Friday, showed a large number of people gathering in front of the woman’s house, after she was reportedly rescued from mob action.
In the broadcast, some of the residents who were interviewed, alleged that the woman was seen transforming into human form from a Cat.
The family of the woman in the statement signed by Mr John Ayobade affirmed that the allegation was false, adding that the police have commenced investigation on the matter.
Ayobade used the opportunity of the medium to warn residents of the State from further spreading lies against the woman. He added that legal actions would be taken against any individual that is involved.
Read the full statement below:
FAMILY PRESS RELEASE REFUTING FALSE ACCUSATION LEVELED AGAINST WOMAN ALLEGED TO TRANSFORM TO CAT
The Family of the Accused woman hereby refutes the fake news being circulated on social media and some news media on the unfortunate incident which has now been seen as totally false.
The Police are fully involved in the investigation and all the evidences so far proved that the incident never happened. It was just a blatant lie and misinformation by some bad elements which has led to undeserved misery (sic) for the woman in question and the family at large.
We acknowledge the professionalism of some Investigators and News media especially Crest FM who took it on theirselves (sic) to investigate and give a balanced report which showed the whole world that those who accused the woman could not substantiate their claims.
The family would like to state categorically that any further misinformation about this incident would amount to defamation and that would attract the wrath of the law.
We hereby ask for privacy during this challenging moment as the law enforcement agencies continue to do their job.
(On Behalf of the Family)
Editor’s note: Picture of story shows people gathering in front of the woman’s house in Akure on Friday, August 4, 2023.