Peremabiri: Group Wants ‘General’ Ogunboss to Come out from Hiding, Clear his NameLatest News, News Across Nigeria, News From The State Sunday, November 19th, 2017
…Blasts APC for Playing Politics with Community’s Internal Crisis
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Peremabiri Development Association (PDA) has challenged ex-militant leader, Paul Eris also known as ‘General’ Ogunboss to come out from his hiding and seek the protection of the court if truly he is innocent from the sundry inhuman crimes he is being accused of.
The PDA gave the challenge at the weekend while reacting to the alleged falsehood Ogunboss dished out to the media from his fugitive den.
The association in a statement signed by the President, Chief Awolowo Wasiri, Secretary, Chief Profit Enoch and the Publicity Secretary, Alfred Ikiomoye Olotu said using the media to distract attention of the real issue will not save him from the long arm of the law.
According to them, the claim that his mother’s house and other properties of his relatives were destroyed during the recent military exercise in Peremabiri was not true just as they pointed out that the rice farm he was laying claim to belongs to the federal government.
While absolving the Bayelsa State Government of any blame in the military cleansing of their community, the PDA appeal to the federal government to go after Ogunboss and his gang as they have become cancer to them.
They alleged that the ex-warlord still has a large cache of arms despite accepting the federal government amnesty programme and insisted that until he is brought to justice indigenes of Peremabiri community will still be living in fear.
On the arrest and prosecution of some persons from the community including the self-acclaimed Paramount Ruler, Wisdom Ogiri, the association asked Ogunboss to go and fulfill their bail conditions rather than wiping up sentiments.
“We have heard the lies and total falsehood of Ogunboss on radio. We make bold to say that what he is battling with now is about moral conscience. Ogunboss does not own the rice farm in Peremabiri, that is a federal government project.
“He said he is a retired ‘General’ so let him go and sign the bail bond of those who are standing trial since the court said one of those to guarantee their bail should be a retired General. The federal government should not relent until he and his likes are completely flushed out”.
On the allegation that the Paramount Ruler, Chief Progress Never-Die is not an indigene of Peremabiri, the PDA wondered why Ogunboss and his cohorts are flying that now after he had previously served as a youth leader and CDC chairman.
The PDA also asked the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to mind their business as the ongoing issue does not relate to politics, saying their promotion and celebration of evil is very repulsive.
The association also took a swipe at one Sunday Oputu who they said has no business with Peremabiri as he is from Egbematoru and equally challenged him to go ahead with his threat of suing the Nigerian Police for the baseless allegation of unlawfully detaining well known impostors.
They called on the government, multi national companies and the general public to know that Chief Progress Never-Die remains their paramount ruler that has the due mandate of the people.
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