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Okah brothers vow to sue Jonathan

10 August 2016, 15:04

Abuja - Okah brothers, Henry and Charles, both leaders of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger-Delta, (MEND) have vowed to institute legal actions against former President Goodluck Jonathan over his assassination plot allegations, Vanguard reports.

Spokesperson of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, Jomo Gbomo, disclosed this in an online statement while reacting to Jonathan’s response to the accusation by the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, (RNDA), that he (Jonathan) was the grand patron of Niger Delta Avengers, (NDA).

MEND stated that “A substantial portion of Mr. Jonathan’s statement unfortunately dwelt on judicial matters, which are pending in various courts in Nigeria and South Africa. For instance, Henry Okah’s appeal in South Africa’s Constitutional Court is due for hearing this August; while his brother, Charles’ ongoing trial in Nigeria is pending before Hon. Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court in Abuja.”

“The former President’s statement was, therefore, contemptuous and prejudicial to the success of the ongoing trials of Henry and Charles Okah in South African and Nigerian courts, respectively. Consequently, both brothers shall, because of the former President’s prejudicial statement, institute legal action against him in South Africa and Nigeria within 60 days, commencing from today, August 8, 2016.

“Accordingly, they have briefed their respective solicitors to formally engage the former President in litigation,” Jomo Gbomo stated.

Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan had claimed that there is an ongoing plot to assassinate him by militants who according to him were seeking to end his life since since being the vice-president of Nigeria according to News24.

In a statement released on Monday, Jonathan claimed that the list of sponsors by the splinter group Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA) was political, saying that it was part of a plot to assassinate him.

- News 24


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