Posted by News Express | 6 August 2018 | 1,534 times
The Integrity Youth Alliance has frowned at what it described as a false article titled “Corruption Fighting Corruption: The tragicomic case of Obono-Obla” by renowned critic Farooq Kperogi “blackmailing the amiable Okoi Obono-Obla, Special Assistant to the President on Prosecutions and Head of Special Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property.”
In a press release jointly signed by the National Coordinator, Integrity Youth Alliance Kelvin Adegbenga and Publicity Secretary, Integrity Youth Alliance, Danjuma Lamido, the group said that there is no iota of truth in all the allegations again Okoi Obono-Obla.
“The claim by Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA) that Obono-Obla possibly stole his dead relative’s “O” level certificate in 1982, fudged it to include Literature in English, which the dead relative didn’t sit for, used the result to gain admission to the university, and then changed his name decades later is total false,” the Alliance said.
The group further said that those sponsoring all the false information again Okoi Obono-Obla have failed as the war against corruption must be fought to a logical conclusion.
“No amount of blackmail will stop Okoi Obono-Obla from doing the excellent work he has been doing and results already taking place,” it added.
It called on the West Africa Examinations Council “not to dance to the intrinsic of those looters conniving with the House of Representatives to blackmail Okoi Obono-Obla as we will occupy their office soon and tagged them corruption agents.”
“It is totally false, nobody instructed Obla to seek clearance from the AGF before granting any media interview or making press releases on official matters.
“He was neither directed to promptly provide a detailed up-to-date report on the activities of the panel to the Minister for onward transmission to the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo,” the statement concluded.
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