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Gun Invoice: I have no relationship with Okah, says Orubebe

ABUJA – MINISTER of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe Wednesday, described the attempt to link him with the former leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta, MEND, Mr. Henry Okah who is standing trial in South Africa over his role in the Abuja twin bomb blasts of October 1, 2010, as malicious, rude and wicked blackmail aimed to tarnish his hard-earned image.

Elder Orubebe, who made the remarks today in Abuja, debunked the publication by a Port Harcourt based weekly tabloid “Plain Truth” alleging that Mr. Okah purportedly said that he was the one that sent him an invoice to enable him quote to buy guns.

The minister who recalled the sacrifice and voyage to all the militant leaders in their various camps scattered along the creeks and rivers of the Niger Delta, which later resulted in the acceptance of the Amnesty programme, said it is arrant nonsense and evil for anybody to want to link him with travails of somebody that has decided to carry his fate in his own hands.

Elder Orubebe who spoke through his Special Assistant on media, Mr. Ekenwa Akwagbe, in a statement issued in Abuja, said, the publication was wicked, malicious and deliberate attempt to rubbish “an image built over the years of hard work, honesty, transparency, diligence and utter fear of God”.


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