The BEAT FM Release Official Statement On Assault Incident
Over 48 hours after the assault of a BEAT FM staff by a superior, the management of the Lagos urban radio station have issued a statement.
This is coming in a few minutes after Adewunmi Oyekanmi – the assaulted, issued his statement, saying that his 'predator' - Olisa Adibua had apologised.
Below is the statement issued by the Management of Lagos Urban station, BEAT FM as received on Saturday, September 10, 2011 in reaction to the assault that took place in the organisation.
The attention of the management of THE BEAT 99.9FM has been drawn to widespread online and social media reports, regarding an unfortunate incident that occurred between two members of our staff on THE BEAT FM 99.9 FM premises in the early hours of Thursday September 8, 2011.
The management team can confirm that there was an altercation between our Programmes Director Olisa Adibua and our editor Adewunmi Oyekanmi. We are fully investigating the incident and have placed Olisa Adibua on a four-week suspension as a precautionary measure while he cooperates fully with the investigation. Adewunmi Oyekanmi is also assisting us with the investigation.
As a responsible organisation, the management of THE BEAT 99.9FM condemns any form of violence, assault and abuse, and, will not condone any such act by ANY member of staff.
The BEAT of Lagos event that occurred on the 9th of September, in which Olisa co-hosted with our other BEAT 99.9 presenters, was a jointly staged event with a partner. This partner was made aware of the situation and still requested that we honour the existing contract with his firm which stated that all presenters, including Olisa Adibua, be present at the event.
We assure our listeners, friends, partners and all concerned parties that decisive actions will be taken, and enforced. The management of the BEAT 99.9FM is already putting in place measures to prevent a repeat of such an unfortunate incident.
Thank you for your understanding,
The Management THE BEAT 99.9FM