Blackmail Monef School debunks story of student cultists killing teenager

A secondary school whose students were accused of murdering their mate for refusing to join a cult group has debunked the story, saying it is blackmail.

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The murdered boy, Utibeabasi Imohowo play

The murdered boy, Utibeabasi Imohowo

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A privately owned secondary school in Akwa Ibom State, Monef High School, has come out to debunk reports that its students had a hand in the death of another student, Utibeabasi Imohowo, who was reportedly murdered by his colleagues in the premises of Pinnacle Hotel, located at Edet Akpan Avenue, Uyo, because the boy refused to be forced to join a cult group.

Read: "Demons: School children fingered in death of 14-yr-old for refusing to join cult group"

In a press statement sent exclusively to Pulse, the school management decried the attempt to blackmail it by a former staff of the school who was dismissed due to some undisclosed offence.

Here is a copy of the release the school sent out:

"We have discovered a barrage of lies on social media against Monef High School by one of its recently DISMISSED STAFF, such as the one on Facebook that Monef students killed someone in Pinnacle Hotel, or that the school is breeding cultists.

Yes, our investigations confirm that someone died in the hotel but that it has nothing whatsoever to do with Monef High School. Our investigations further discover that an autopsy was even performed and no foul play was discovered, not to talk of its having anything to do with Monef students who are quietly enjoying their vacation.

Social Media users are advised to mind what they peddle 'cos they are not immune to prosecution for libel. "Buyers beware!"

Read: "Bad Buddy: Man murders best friend for refusing to join cult group"

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