By; AYO OJEDOKUN, Lagos
Caretaker Committee of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Oyo State Chapter has enjoined its members and the general public to beware, as one Niyi Alebiosu led Executive has concluded plans to defraud them by claiming to be SWAN Chairman.
In a statement signed by its Chairman, Mr Seun Ajayi-Obe, the Caretaker Committee revealed that Alebiosu recently set up Committees, made up of non SWAN members and asked people to pay some amount into a private account to participate in a SWAN Seminar.
Oyo SWAN Caretaker Committee described those Committees as deceitful , illegal and fraudulent, as they lack the locus to operate legally.
The Caretaker Committee then disclosed that law enforcement agents are being properly briefed on the present situation in SWAN as well as activities of certain elements, who detached themselves from the Association but still use SWAN to operate illegally, stressing that they would soon be brought to book.
It stated that SWAN is a duly registered affiliate of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, adding that the Association would vehemently challenge any act capable of subjecting it to disrepute.
The Caretaker Committee recently constituted by the National Executive Committee of SWAN, based on the provision of its statutes, reiterated
its commitment towards the restoration of Oyo SWAN sense of direction and responsibility.
It then thanked members of the Association for their support and encouragement, while urging other members to register properly with the national SWAN to acquire a fully fledged member status