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Published On: Thu, Nov 14th, 2013

Assassination Attempt on Ochei: My Hands are Clean- Nkem Okwuofu

Speaker, Delta State House of House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei

By Oghenekevwe Laba
LAGOS NOVEMBER 14TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Chairman of Delta State Local Government Service Commission, Hon (Chief)Nkem Okwofu has denied ever being part of the assassination attempt on the life of the Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Victor Ochei through a purported canon blast which occurred at Obomkpa, Delta State during a reception organized for the Speaker.
Okwuofu who said her hands a clean of any allegations against her on the issue, exonerating herself from any complicity in the alleged canon blast in purported targeted at the Delta State Speaker.
Reacting in a press statement signed by Ike Nwagwor Special Assistant/Media Assistant to Chairman Delta State Local Government Service Commission, Okwuofu who said she gave Ochei unwavering support through the eight years he was in Delta State House of Assembly said the allegation against her is not only mischievous, but calculated attempt to undermine her integrity, personality, impeccable character and proven track records of contributions and achievements she has made towards the development of Delta State in particular and Nigeria in general.
The statement averted that there has never been any face off between Victor Ochei and Okwofu that would warrant her ever taking the life of an illustrious son like Ochei who has pioneered and piloted the affairs of Delta State House of Assembly so successfully with a landmark achievements.
“I want to state categorically and most vehemently that Chief Nkem Okwuofu an illustrious daughter of Obomkpa condemned in all entirety that any assassination attempt , if any, or violence of any type in any community. She also pray the law enforcement agencies to thoroughly investigate the said assassination attempt if any and get to the root of the matter and get the culprit to book,” the statement disclosed.
The statement averted that the culture of spilling blood is not the their culture and alien to the people, adding that it must not be imported into Ezechinma clan in the name of politics or otherwise.
Disturbed about the allegations of the statement asked the following the following questions,” Is it possible for Chief Nkem Okwuofu to plan to assassinate the Speaker in her home town Obomkpa? Could Okwuofu have sent the cannon all the waay from Akwukwu Igbo where she was attending the burial ceremony of the father-in-law of one of her staff, Mr Felix Iwealor, the Internal Auditor of the Local Government Service Commission to go and kill the Speaker at Obomkpa? Was it Chief Nkem Okwuofu who hired the man to shoot the canon?
“A canon was said to have been planted under the chair the chair reserved for the Speaker. Was the chair scattered? Did the canopy? Was there any stampede. If there was, how many people were injured as a result of the stampede? Did the protocol officers attached to the Speaker not inspect the venue of the event before the arrival of the Speaker?”

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