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Plane seat incident: Soyinka says it’s a minor thing

Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has punctured the controversy trailing his being unseated by yet-to-be-identified Nigerian on a flight, describing it a minor incident.

Ebony TV boss, Mo Abudu published an email reaction by Soyinka to the hoopla, in the wake of a post by a clownish Tosin Odunfa, who incidentally works for Mo.

Soyinka straightaway debunked the concocted narrative by Odunfa: “First, I never exchanged a word with him throughout beyond inviting him to take his allotted seat.Never spoke a word to him after that. Certainly never exchanged contact. So of course, I wonder if it’s the very individual who’s posted this or a total fake”.

The professor of literature and drama was damned right: Odunfa was fake.

Here is Soyinka’s mail as published by Mo:

Hallo Mo,
Someone sent me Patrick Tonye’s comment on the plane incident, and I saw your brief comment. It was a very minor thing and I’d forgotten all about it.

However, after reading the boy’s response, I became curious. First, I never exchanged a word with him throughout beyond inviting him to take his allotted seat.

Never spoke a word to him after that. Certainly never exchanged contact. So of course, I wonder if it’s the very individual who’s posted this or a total fake.

The phenomenon of stolen identities takes very strange dimensions and has become a source of worry. I wonder if this is one such. Anyway of your finding out.

I don’t operate in the social media as you probably recall.
WS

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