The Special Adviser to the President on Prosecution, Mr Okoi Obono-Obla, has threatened to drag the Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, told court if he does not desist from accusing him falsely.
Recall that Ekweremadu had accused Obono-Obla of working in league with former Enugu State Chief Judge, Innocent Umezulike, and a lawyer, Tagbo Ike, to steal the original copy of his will.
He alleged that after breaking into the probate registry to steal the will, they left behind a photocopy which contained non-existent properties.
Ekweremadu further alleged that the trio collided with online news medium, Sahara Reporters to tarnish his image.
But speaking to Premium Times, Obono-Obla said the allegations were baseless and childish.
He urged the lawmaker to face the allegations against him and not resort to diversionary tactics.
The presidential aide said he is not from Enugu state and has never worked with the judge.
Furthermore, he said he had never worked for Sahara Reporters.
Obono-Obla threatened to sue Ekweremadu should he continue to make unfounded allegations against him.
He said, “That allegation is very juvenile and I am disappointed that it’s coming from the Deputy Senate President. It’s awkward, its balderdash, it’s laughable, it’s a figment of his imagination. I’m not from Enugu state. I am a public officer, I am doing my work, he should stop attacking me.
“If he has committed offence, let him go and face the law, let him not drag me into his personal troubles with the people of Enugu State. I don’t know Innocent Umezulike. I am a lawyer, I don’t practice in Enugu. I’m a public officer, I’m doing my work, he should leave me alone and stop being childish. The allegations are childish and if he defames my character I will sue him.
“How can he say I stole his will? What business do I have to do with his will? If he has stolen from Nigerians or if he has amassed properties he cannot explain then let him go and face the law and stop beating about the bush. If he’s alleged to have stolen, let him face Umezulike who is in Enugu state like him. I’m not from Enugu state, I’m from Cross-River. I’m just a humble civil servant, I’m doing my work and I cannot be intimidated.”
He added, “I’m not working with SaharaReporters, so, what have I got to do with SaharaReporters? I’m very disappointed that a man of his standing would make such juvenile allegations against me.”