Okah Brothers Refute Edwin Clarke’s Allegation Linking Them With The Kidnap Of His Son
The Okah brothers – Henry and Charles Okah has refuted the allegation of Ijaw elder statesman linking them to the kidnap of his son, Ibikeme Clark.
Mr Ebikeme was arrested last week in kiagbodo, Delta State by unknown gunmen, but was released few days after, following the alleged payment of a N50,000 ransom, though the police, the Delta State Government and the father of the victim denied paying any ransom.
Speaking through its lawyer in a statement, the Okah brothers wondered how the two persons Clarke accused of the kidnap could facilitate such kidnap while they are both in South Africa prisons and Kuje prisons
The statement reads:
The attention of the family of our clients, Henry and Charles Okah has been drawn to widely published reports in the media that respected elder statesman, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, has accused Henry and Charles Okah of the recent abduction of his son, Mr. Ebikeme Clark.
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.
JOHN AINETOR, ESQ. BENEDICTA N. OBANYE
Assistant Head of Chambers (Abuja) Practice Manager (Abuja)
Do not hesitate to leave your opinion in the comment section below.
To contact Abusidiqu.com for Article Submission and Advertisement or General inquiry, send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org