A video became a web sensation purportedly showing a lecturer of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) with a weapon to invigilate students sitting for the progressing first semester assessments of the school.
As indicated by the Instagram blog where the news began from, the speaker showed up the test lobby in the Faculty of Physical Sciences to invigilate a test with the weapon which made understudies revolt.
The University of Benin (UNIBEN), an administrative higher foundation of learning, is situated in the core of Ugbowo, in Benin City, Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State, South, Nigeria.
In the mean time, checks by CAMPUS GIST shows that the news is FAKE as the video had been doctored and controlled to cause it to show up genuine as though the man was in reality an instructor at UNIBEN.
In any case, free discoveries by this online medium uncovered that the man in the viral video isn't a teacher however a security faculty approaching a "extraordinary task" outside the assessment lobby.
As indicated by an onlooker and an understudy in the workforce of Physical Sciences, the understudies had confused the security official with a teacher in this manner denying him presence around the personnel premises.
In a talk with CAMPUS GIST, Monday, the Faculty Governor, Christopher Osahon Edevbaro, while exposing the viral video, requested that the understudies help report the distributer for deception and phony news.
He said the video was "doctored to serve the misinformersʼ plan", demanding that the man in the video isn't a teacher yet a security official who showed up on mufti, approaching an extraordinary task outside the assessment lobby.
"We thusly censure this demonstration of garbage reporting and falsehood from Instablog and beg the channel to erase the said video and halt from spreading deception as the said video has influenced the understudies' local area adversely.
"We likewise beseech our understudies to help report the said VIDEO to Instagram for FAKE NEWS and not to have anything to do with Instablog and its partners or specialists," the Faculty Governor, Christopher Osahon Edevbaro, added.
On his section, an individual from the UNIBEN Students' Union Government (SUG), who hungered for secrecy, revealed to CAMPUS GIST that the man in the viral video was a security official and not an instructor.
"We have done our discoveries, and we came to find that the man being referred to is a security official and not a teacher as affirmed. It was a tiny bit of misconception which has since been dealt with," he said.
The Public Relations Officer of the University, Dr. Benedicta Ehanire, couldn't be promptly gone after remark. A nearby source in her office disclosed to CAMPUS GIST that the veteran telecaster was out on an authority task as around then.
No UNIBEN lecturer conveyed a firearm into the test lobby to invigilate or threaten understudies sitting for the continuous first semester examinations of the school as alleged in some quarters. The news is fake and should therefore be disregarded.