The Informant247, an online news platform, has issued a robust response to the Kwara State Polytechnic’s threat of legal action over a recent investigative report.
In a detailed statement, The Informant247 challenged the institution to proceed with legal action if it believes it has been defamed, asserting its readiness to defend the facts presented in its report.
The controversy stems from an investigative piece published by The Informant247, which highlighted alleged deceit, negligence, and incompetency within the management of Kwara State Polytechnic.
The report scrutinized various projects undertaken by the institution, including the remodeling of a library into a modern Department of Library Science and the construction of walkways.
According to The Informant247, despite attempts to reach out to the institution for comment during the investigation, the authorities remained silent.
Subsequently, upon publication of the report, the Polytechnic’s Public Relations Officer released a statement refuting the claims made in the article.
In its response, The Informant247 expressed disappointment in the Polytechnic’s reaction, emphasizing that it stands by the accuracy of its report and possesses evidence to substantiate its claims.
The online newspaper pointed to discrepancies between the institution’s statements and documented evidence, such as photographic proof of project commissioning.
Furthermore, The Informant247 challenged the Polytechnic to provide its financial statements to refute the figures cited in the report regarding the institution’s financial status. The news platform reiterated its commitment to producing accurate, balanced, and objective journalism for the public good.
Concluding its statement, The Informant247 urged the Polytechnic to allocate resources from its reported surplus towards addressing the issues raised in the investigation, including allegations of corruption and misconduct.