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Published On: Sat, Apr 12th, 2014

Okah’s Family Threatens to Sue Edwin Clark over Kidnap Allegation

Chief Edwin Clark

LAGOS APRIL 11TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The family of Henry and Charles Okah has replied Chief Edwin Clark over his comment that their sons were culpable in the recent kidnap of his son, Ebikeme and threatened to sue Clark over the accusation.
The Okah’s family outrightly denied the comment made by Clark, saying it was not possible for their sons who were in prisons to orchestrate Ebikeme’s abduction, warning the old man to beware of his unbecoming comments.

A statement issued by Okah’s family client, Festus Keyamo Chamber said the attention of the Okah’s family had been drawn to widely published reports in the media that respected elder statesman; Chief Edwin Clark had 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,” it said.
According to the statement “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.”
The statement signed by John Aineto, Assistant Head of Chamber and Benedicta Obanye, Practice Manager of the Keyamo Chamber, Abuja added that “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.”

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