Bayelsa community disown ex-militant leader, wants him arrested



THE Peremabiri Development Association, PDA, has drawn the attention of the federal and Bayelsa State governments to false claims‎ by Eris Paul, notorious ex-militant leader, also known as Ogunboss, that he is cultivating a huge rice farm in the community.

The false claim, according to the group, is coming on the heels of‎ incessant nefarious activities being perpetrated by the ex-world who has become a nightmare to his own kinsmen.

The PDA in statement obtained by Awolowo Wasiri, its chairman, and Profit Enoch, secretary, said the rice farm belongs to the federal government and not Ogunboss.

They accused Ogunboss of working in consonant ‎with Hieneken Lokpobiri, the minister of State for Agriculture, saying their aim was to use the rice farm to deceive President Muhammadu Buhari to release huge sums of money to support the project with the aim of diverting the money.

From very reliable source, the group revealed that the diverted money which runs into billions of naira would enable Lokpobiri pursue his governorship ambition and to enable Ogunboss stockpile arms ahead of the governorship election.

They also alleged that both men had entered into a strong secret agreement for Ogunboss to emerge as the chairman of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area in the forthcoming local council election with the calculation that with his emergence it would help pave the way for Lokpobiri’s governorship ambition since the LGA commands the highest voting population in Bayelsa.

The PDA appealed to the Bayelsa State government to do everything within its power to get Ogunboss arrested for all his atrocities, which include the wanton killings of innocent citizens of Premabibiri, who unfortunately have become slaves in their own land.

The association also wants Buhari to stop shielding and protecting well known criminals and their sponsors all in the name of politics‎ and urged him to wield the big stick against Lokpobiri for allegedly sponsoring criminals to destabilise the state.

“Ogunboss has be (sic) going about laying claim to the Peremabiri Rice Farm. This is very shocking and annoying. The farm belongs to the federal government. So we call on the general public not to be deceived by th‎at false claim.

“We are aware that Ogunboss is backed by Lokpobiri who since he became a minister has worked more for the destabilization ‎of our community and Bayelsa as a whole. He has not attracted a single project to the state yet he wants to become governor, using that dare devil as his hatchet man” part of the statement read.


– Jan. 16, 2015 @ 14:56 GMT

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