RE: ORANGE SEPTEMBER: AKWA IBOM GOVERNOR’S AIDE, INI EDO ORDERS ARREST OF TOURISM CONSULTANTS
We act as Counsel to Miss Ini Edo (Our Client) on whose behalf and express instruction we release this Statement.
Our attention has been drawn to the false allegation circulating in the social media about our Client. The said allegation is traceable to a Petition written by our office on behalf of Our Client to the Inspector General of Police complaining of Criminal Conspiracy, Breach of Trust, Extortion of Money, Criminal Defamation of Character and Threat to Life of Our Client by Mr. Ubong Ekpe and Mr. Utin Joseph both of Akwa Tourism Development Company (ATDC) of No. 275 Oron Road Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
May we state categorically that our Petition against Mr. Ubong Ekpe and Mr. Utin Joseph was necessitated by the constant extortion of money from Our Client, the repeated defamation of her character and above all the incessant threat to her life and that of her family members by the duo. A matter the Nigerian Police is currently investigating.
We find a need to state at this point that the arrest of the suspects has nothing to do with Orange September as is speculated in the social media and we know the report of the investigation will confirm this.
We finally state that Our Client remains committed to the good course of Akwa Ibom State which she by the grace of God has been graciously called to serve.
(Emeka Etiaba SAN, Etiaba & Co, Etiaba Chambers).