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Omo-Agege says Emerhor’s allegations are wicked blackmail

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Senator Obaisi Ovie Omo-Agege

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege representing Delta Central has described the allegation by Olorogun O’tega Emerhor that he plans to kill him as cheap and wicked blackmail.

Omo-Agege described the allegation that he was convicted by a Californian court as a worn-out lie that had failed in every election season.

He explained that he was only alleged to have broken the law in California, but was later found to be innocent; hence he remains an active member of the State of California Bar Association.

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However, the senator called for proper investigation into the allegations against him by those he tagged “desperate politicians clutching on unfounded rumours as a blackmail tool.”

The clarifications were contained in a statement signed by his aide, Prince Efe Duku, in Abuja yesterday.

“Yesterday, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor petitioned the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) that Senator Ovie Omo-Agege plans to kill him.

“Although Emerhor’s petition is a shocking, malicious, wicked and brazen lie calculated to blackmail, embarrass and demean Senator Omo-Agege and smear his reputation, our senator has nonetheless called for proper investigation.

“We note that many have reasonably asked why Omo-Agege would ever plan anything against a so-called political opponent who has no electoral value ­– one who has never won an election in his own polling unit,” he stated.

On the claim that he bears criminal conviction, the statement added: “Today, barely 24 hours after Emerhor’s wild, wicked, childish and laughable petition became a media show, a new lie, blackmail and campaign of calumny was launched against Senator Omo-Agege.

“The blackmailer wants the world to believe that Omo-Agege bears a criminal conviction from California, United States of America, that legally disqualifies him from the 2019 Delta Central Senate race.

“For this, a cowardly proxy legal battle has been launched to stop Omo-Agege from returning to the Senate. ”


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