Japhet Omojuwa, a social media influencer, on Wednesday, April 14, slammed the former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, with a legal notice in a continuation of the Alpha Reach scandal.
This was contained in a detailed legal notice served via the Twitter handle of Omojuwa.
“Pastor Ezekwesili, you served me legal notice publicly, so I was left with no choice but to serve you publicly too. PS: I won’t react to the unwarranted provocation from you, your sons & allies. You betrayed my loyalty, service & respect to you, for reasons I don’t understand,” Omojuwa wrote.
Pastor @obyezeks, you served me legal notice publicly, so I was left with no choice but to serve you publicly too. PS: I won’t react to the unwarranted provocation from you, your sons & allies. You betrayed my loyalty, service & respect to you, for reasons I don’t understand. xx pic.twitter.com/Hbj8Atmjn4
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) April 14, 2021
1st News had reported that Falana & Falana’s Chambers, lawyers to Ezekwesili, on Friday, April 9, wrote Omojuwa; demanding a public apology over her alleged ties to Alpha Reach, a PR company implicated in activities to free Alex Saab, a Colombian felon.
The letter, a copy of which was sighted by 1st News, was signed on behalf of Ezekwesili by her attorney; Marshal Abubakar, a member of the Falana law firm.
Alpha Reach is reportedly owned by Omojuwa. It had emerged that the firm was involved with a UK-based non-profit organization, Digital Good Governance for Africa.
This was to pay influencers who tweeted positively about Saab in an effort to sway public opinion; as well as court proceedings in Nigeria and Cape Verde, the African island nation where the alleged felon is currently under house arrest.
Meanwhile, filings at the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) also revealed that El-Rufai and Ezekwesili were named as directors of the company.
The development is bound to come as a surprise to many Nigerians; especially in view of the anti-corruption stance of Ezekwesili who has consistently railed at the current administration.
Meanwhile, Canada has denied the request of a former member of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Olushola Popoola; seeking asylum in the North American country.
This was because he was a member of the defunct SARS unit of the Nigeria Police Force; between 2002 and 2015, the Board determined.
1st News reports that Popoola’s application was rejected by the Immigration Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board in Canada, on Tuesday, April 13.
Popoola left Nigeria in 2016 for the United States before he travelled to Canada, where he claimed refugee status.