Dr. Bayo Adebowale, the popular author of the “Virgin” and the Founder of African Heritage Research Library and Cultural Centre (AHRLC), Adeyipo Village- the home of the first rural community-based African Studies research library has reacted to a false allegation levelled against him by some faceless and unknown individuals who recently uploaded a fabricated WhatsApp messages aim at damaging, tarnishing and defiling his hard-earned good name and reputation.
The fake news which recently surfaced on Sahara Reporters’s website (though has been removed now) that Dr. Bayo Adebowale raped all 5 of his daughters multiple times and impregnated them, such that four of the daughters had at least 3 abortions each was not only false but inflammatory and contemptuous statements.
Dr. Bayo Adebowale made this statement during the official visit of the national executive members of the Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW) led by Mr. Wole Adedoyin, who is also the National Publicity Secretary (South) of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA).
Dr. Bayo Adebowale confidentially told SYNW National Executive members who paid him courtesy visit that the issue has been reported to the Police and they are doing their best to arrest the perpetrators of the evil act. He also said that the whole family met on Saturday including all his sons and daughters who all described the action by the unknown faces of fabricatingfictitious falsehoods painted to tarnish their father’s image and reputation in the eyes of members of the general public as wicked and devilish.
The immediate past Director of the Center for Foundation Education (CENFED), Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State however warned other fellow renowned writers to be very vigilant as such could also happened to any of them.
SYNW finally viewed with serious concern, insinuations and lies being peddled against Dr. Bayo Adebowale all with the intent of spelling him backward and distracting his attention from the serious business of investing and propagatiing sound African education in Nigeria and on Africa Continent.
“We are therefore appealing to the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) to fast-track their research and bring the culprits to book. We are also appealing to the good people of the Southwest region and Nigerians in particular not to pay attention to the inflammatory and contemptuous statements recently made against Dr. Bayo Adebowale.”
Dr. Bayo Adebowale was born in Adeyipo Village, Ibadan. He had his early education at St.Andrew’s Primary School, Kufi 1 and Bamgbola (Igbo-Elerin), and the Local Authority Secondary Modern School, Aperin- all in Ibadan; before proceeding to St. Peter’s College, Ilesa and Baptist College Ede. Later, he gained admission to the University of Ibadan, graduating with B.A. (Hons) English (1974); Diploma in Applied English Lingustics (1976); Masters of Arts, English Stylistics (1978); and the University of Ilorin, where he had his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Literature in English (1997).
Dr. Adebowale worked at St. Mathia’s Busogboro; St. Michael’s Eko-Ajala; Baptist school, Ilawe Baptist School, Labi-Apasan; and Ibadan City Council School, Agugu. Later at St. Augustine’s Teachers’ College, Lafia (Benue-Plateau State), Government Trade Centre, Oyo; the then Oyo State Colleges of Education, Ilesa, St. Andrews Oyo, Ila-Orangun; and the Polytechnic, Ibadan, where he was at various times, a Head of Department, a Deputy Dean, a Dean, and a two-term Deputy Rector. He is also a former Director, Center for Foundation Education (CENFED), Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State.
Dr. Bayo Adebowale is the author of several short stories published in anthologies, local and international papers, magazines and journals. He is the author of The Virgin; Out of His Mind; A New Life; Village Harvest; A Night of Incantations; Lonely Days; African Melody; Memories and Beyond Control. He edited Talent and Culture and Creative Arts Books 1-6.
Dr. Bayo Adebowale is the Founder Founder of African Heritage Research Library and Cultural Centre (AHRLC), Adeyipo Village- the home of the first rural community-based African Studies research library on the Continent. He holds the Chieftaincy titles of the Agbaakin of Akobo, Ibadan; the Otunba Atayese of Awo (Osun); and now the Balogun Agbasaga of Yoruba Land, conferred on him by His Royal Majesty, Oba Abdul-Wahab Kayode Adedeji Oyedotun, Arutu-Oluokun Bibiire 1, the Orangun of Ila.