Following the purported raid of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), by the police and many of the workers arrested, General Supervisor, COSON, Ms Bernice Eriemeghe has debunked the story as false.
Eriemeghe in a statement by Tolu Balogun on behalf of COSON stated: “I’m a professional accountant and an internationally trained manager. I can’t work in a place where the rules and the law are not followed to the letter. I am exceedingly proud of the standards now we have set at COSON and I make daring to say that if every Nigerian organization is managed like COSON, Nigeria might be a fantastic nation. COSON is one of Nigeria’s most audited organizations and we have nothing to cover.
“This social media story is another fake information about the most laughable kind. It’s shamefully being promoted by the desperate detractors of the great work that COSON is doing. In fact, we all know these behind it, those who are frustrated that the Almighty God has made it inconceivable for them to take over management of our great institution and milk it and pauperize our members. They’re indignant that God has stoutly refused to answer their wicked prayers that COSON should crumble.
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“This is of course a rehash of the failed attempt to scuttle December 15, 2020, COSON AGM which at the end of the day was an implausible and productive assembly streamed live on Zoom to thousands of COSON members throughout the nation who joined the assembly virtually. The jobless detractors failed woefully in December. The jobless detractors have failed woefully again in March and will continue to fail”.
Said Ms Eriemeghe, “the fact is that I was invited by some police officers to respond to a very infantile petition written by one Pretty Okafor, a busy body, who is not even a member of COSON. I went with the COSON lawyer, the very brilliant James Ononiwu of WhiteDove Solicitors. One look at the petition, I started laughing as it’s filled with lies, jumbled details, and twisted logic. It took me a very short time to answer it and after responding to it, I went back to work in my office. To say that I fainted at sighting the juvenile petition is an enormous joke and a fats lie. For the avoidance of doubt, not even one member of my workers was arrested by the police and work didn’t stop at COSON House for one minute.
“It has become clear to us, that the tactics of our detractors are to ship such juvenile petitions to the different security agencies and use the police, EFCC, DSS, etc to hound us for doing a great job for our nation. Very soon, they are going to ship the Boys Scouts! Possibly they have no idea that I’m a daughter of a police officer and I know my rights. As a staunch Rotarian, I abide by the “four–Manner Test” which is a Rotary International moral code for personal and business relationships. I can’t be intimidated by these cheap tactics of fraudsters”.