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IMC Lifts Shooting Stars’ Media Officer’s One-Year Ban




The Interim Management Committee (IMC), has lifted the one-year ban slammed on the media officer of Shooting Stars, Tosin Omojola.

The IMC decided to allow Tosin Omojola to resume work with the Nigeria Premier Football League club after he reportedly apologized and sought the forgiveness of the league body.

Naija News recalls that Omojola got himself into the black books of the league body due to a comment he made after a league game involving the Shooting Stars of Ibadan and Remo Stars of Ogun on matchday 31 in Ibadan last season.

The league match which ended in a 1-1 draw at the Lekan Salami Stadium didn’t end as smoothly as expected as fans of Shooting Stars allegedly attacked journalist Tobi Adepoju.

While reacting to the alleged attack via a radio programme in Ibadan, Omojola was reported to have said there wouldn’t have been any consequences if the journalist had been killed.

“What if he (Tobi Adepoju) was killed yesterday (June 1, 2022), nothing would happen”, the embattled media officer was quoted as saying.

The comment forced the league body to punish the media officer by slamming him with a one-year suspension beginning in June 2022.

Less than nine months into the ban, the IMC decided to lift the ban on Monday, saying that the lifting of the ban takes immediate effect. The league body however urged him to act properly moving forward.

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Hence, Omojola will resume his duties when the Nigeria Premier Football League resumes later this month.