Yes! the rumours are true, I (Hyrish, not Hyrish Blog) have been suspended by the school authority.....read why!!!
On the 28th of July, 2016, a fight video that happened on campus(Neal Wilson Hall) was released by popular twitter account @MyHoeStory and it of course, went viral. I started getting notifications of people tagging me on a tweet and as at that time, I couldn't check the tweet because of bad network. The next day(July 29th), on getting to my place of internship, I quickly used the company network to check the tweet I was being tagged in only to find out that it was a fight video that happened way back as far as 2013.
Immediately I saw the video, I was shocked because I knew about it when I was in 100level, the fight happened between my roommate(Abeokuta Tamara...we were in the same level) and our next-door neighbour(Popoola Damilare) who happened to be in 200level then. As at the time of me seeing this tweet, it already had thousands of retweets on twitter, thousands of views on YouTube, was sparking conversations on Nairaland and was on different gossip blogs.
I knew I wasn't going to post the video because of my relationship with the guys involved so all I did was to report the news by sharing the reactions of twitter users and I didn't post anyone's facial picture, name or even the viral video. The next day (July 30th). I received a phone call from the one that bullied someone in the video (my then roommate, Abeokuta Tamara) saying I have spoilt his life bla bla bla. I was more confused than a sperm cell in an asshole because I didn't post any video and he knew where it all started but he could only call me because he knew I was the owner of Hyrish Blog.
His argument was that I was his guy and even if everyone was posting the story, I shouldn't have posted it. Sha sha, I took down the post which had only garnered 134 views. I thought the case was over until he called me later in the day to accuse me of sending the video to @MyHoeStory. I was shocked, he said it's either I sent the video or I am the admin of the twitter account. L-O-L. I just kept trying to explain things to him but you know people and how they always try to blame their misfortunes on others na, I sha died the issue.He now told me that he already called his church pastor and a few others bla bla bla and that chances are that everyone that knows about the video will be summoned by the school. SMH! Later that day, the guy that was bullied (Popoola Damilare) called me and started crying, saying I have ruined him because of the video I posted. Apparently, neither of them read my post, they only acted based on a headline screenshot they saw somewhere. I think it;s really dumb not to read a post you see about yourself online before pointing accusing fingers.
I sha sent screenshots to the bullied guy (I took screenshots before taking down the post) and that was when he knew that his dilemma wasn't from my side at all. Everything sha died down until we resumed this semester and I called Tamara on phone, trying to clear the air and he said he wasn't interested in meeting me and I ended the call. I didn't think much of the issue until people started questioning why I casted the fight video, I was just shocked because I didn't post shit. Unknown to me, Tamara has been going about telling every single living thing he comes across that I posted the video(like seriously?). I just simply cleared some of these people, telling them to go and check my blog if they will find the video.
Everything was fine again until I got a call from the Tamara guy on my way to class but it was Dare that spoke with me, saying my attention was needed at the Security office. On getting there, I was asked to write my statement which I did and all through that period, the Tamara guy just kept pointing accusing fingers at me which I didn't even pay attention to. The next day, I got a call from a woman that I was meant to face the Students Disciplinary Committee and I zoomed off to the Registry where I waited for like ever before I was summoned. On getting to the room where the fate of many students are usually decided, I wasn't even asked anything about blog, they just asked me to narrate what happened and I left.
About 10 minutes later, I got a phone call from the BUSA Welfare Director, Oloye, who was also a member of the panel. He said my attention was needed again. I heaved a sigh and ran straight to the registry and on getting inside, I was asked if I had a blog and I told them YES. The next question was if I posted the video and I gave them a resounding NO, they were surprised and a woman even asked if I was tensed or something. I told her I was sure of myself and I wasn't tensed, I was then asked to call Tamara inside. On getting inside, they asked him if I posted the video and he said YES, they now asked him if he saw the video on my blog and he said NO, saying he only saw a screenshot of the post. They were all surprised because he initially told them that I posted the video. When he saw that I was on my way to getting no punishment, he now said even if I didn't post the video, do I know the kinda headline I used bla bla bla and that was when I was asked for the kinda headline I used and I told them. The headline reads Disturbing: "I'll flog you like a boy"--Male Babcock undergraduate says as he beats his fellow mate mercilessly . Then they said the headline I used was defamatory to the school's image and that moment, I knew Tamara was happy with himself as he finally dragged me into his mess. To think that myself and this Tamara guy were really close is still baffling me, why would he want to drag me down with himself? WHY? Even as were about to face the panel, he was mentioning my name to every single living thing that stopped to ask him why he was facing panel. Like why?
Did I mention that I supported Tamara on that same post? I wrote Funny enough, the guy beating someone is a nice guy but he just has anger issues. He didn't read the post so there was now way he could have seen that. With the way I was answered that day at the panel, I already knew what the outcome would be. On Thursday(Graduating Class Manifesto), a friend ran to me and was panicking, telling me he's so sorry about what happened. I was lost, he then mentioned that my name was on the suspension list. Choi! I just became lost but not weak. I left the manifesto venue to call my friends and I've been trying my best to resolve the issue since the list was released
The suspension is for a semester and it starts next year January. Different people have been saying their own version of MY own story. Some said I was suspended for two years, some said I already sued the school...sigh! Now what I don't really understand is why I was suspended. See ehn the video is still online and even on @babcockuni and BU Gist's IG page but those ones can't be held na since they are anonymous. I should have been anonymous all along (my bad!) Well, I know it's all for good.
P.S: Hyrish Blog is not on suspension, contrary to what some people have been saying. I doubt if I cherish anything more than my blog
2. Sorry about the main photo I used, I just had to use a photo of me smiling because I know God has a reason for everything and anything that happens on earth
Now that I've set the records straight, can we all move on and stop spreading stories we know nothing about? lol. Thanks to the true supporters of myself and the Hyrish brand, I truly appreciate y'all and you guys mean the world to me *kizzez*