Keyamo Denies Kidnap Allegations Against Okah Brothers

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Apr 12th, 2014
Festus Keyamo

The family of Henry and Charles Okah has denied accusations by foremost Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark that the kidnap of his son, Mr. Ebikeme Clark, was masterminded by them.

A refutal statement from the chambers of Festus Keyamo, counsel to the Okah brothers said they received instructions  from their clients  to deny the allegations which were published in some national dailies.

“Our clients and their family members have instructed us to deny such outlandish and outrageous accusation in its entirety. The accusation is factually wrong and logically untenable.

“Firstly, our clients are in prison custody both in South Africa prisons and Kuje prisons, Abuja. They are under the watchful guidance of security agencies. It is therefore unthinkable that such a complex plot as a kidnap will be hatched and executed from such distance and confinement. That will be a scathing indictment of security agencies and prison officials.

“Secondly, it is curious that Chief Clark never mentioned any other fact to back his accusation. His accusation is hanging in the air and is, at best, a figment of his imagination.

“Whilst our clients’ family accords the elder statesman his respect on account of age, they will like to state that they will not fold their arms and watch helplessly as Chief Clark seeks to apply the sledge hammer on their sons that have already been wrongly accused and oppressed as a result of hire-wired politics. They intend to seek legal redress if Chief Clark continues his diatribe against them”, the statement said.

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