Edwin Clark

Edwin Clark

Henry and Charles Okah, two brothers in detention over gun-running, have debunked the allegation by the Ijaw leader,Chief Edwin Clark, that they were behind the recent abduction of his son, Ebikeme.

Henry is currently serving a jail term in South Africa for gun running, while Charles is in prison custody at the Kuje Prison, Abuja.

A statement through their counsel, Festus Keyamo, said “The accusation is factually wrong and logically untenable.”

“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.”

The Okah brothers wondered why 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.”

He warned that the Okah brothers would “seek legal redress if Chief Clark continues his diatribe against them.”