Ignore report linking me to why Yari, Matawalle were not arrested – Ozekhome 

A human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Mike Ozekhome has called on Nigerians to ignore an alleged media report linking him to a write-up with the caption “Why has EFCC not arrested Yari and Mattawale Bello despite similar court order”.

While reacting in a counter-statement made available to Blueprint on Sunday, Ozekhome described the write up as a lie from the pit of hell.

Stating further, the senior lawyer insisted that the statement and its banner headline were utterly false, baseless, unfounded and idiotic.

“How can I, Matawalle’s friend and lawyer of many years, utter such nonsense?

“How could I be linked with a statement suggesting meddling into a matter that is subjudice; or media trial, ad hominem application of laws; or conviction before trial, when the whole world knows me for preaching and writing human rights, due process democracy and good governance for over four decades?” he queried.

Denouncing it further, Ozekhome urged members of the public to ignore it, saying they constitute nothing but hallucinations from the fertile imagination of the writer.

“My attention has just been drawn to the above disturbing and shocking piece of trash allegedly authored by me.

“I did not, never did, nor will I ever contemplate spewing out such odious inanity and banal statements devoid of common sense and reasoning.

“The above write-up ascribed to me is a lie from the pit of hell.

“I hereby wholly denounce the write-up. I also hereby humbly urge members of the public to ignore the statement and its banner headline, all of which are utterly false, baseless, unfounded and which are simply idiotic.

“They constitute nothing but hallucinations from the fertile imagination of the writer. Such statements are spewed by faceless idle internet crawlers that Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, once historically described as “millipedes of the internet”.

“It is apposite to note here that the issue of me being the author cannot even arise because the faceless author still quoted an alleged earlier statement purportedly made by me of I defeating the EFCC 11 times.”