OBIGBO LEADER FAULTS ONLINE REPORT
Leader of Obigbo, a socio-political group, Chief Charles Ahize, has faulted an online report alleging that he bought a bullet proof Mercedes Benz SUV, for Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mrs. Farida Waziri, on behalf of the Governor of Akwa-Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio.
Reacting to the allegation from Saharareporters, which he described as evil and malicious, Ahize, the CEO of Atlantic Automobiles, told Daily Sun, he had never come in contact with Mrs. Waziri, either personally or through telephone.
'I have never met or had transactions with Mrs. Waziri all my life. In fact, the wicked and malicious story came to me as a big shock, and I'm yet to recover from it. I'm not denying the fact that I sold a full bullet proof Mercedes Benz GL SUV to Governor Akpabio for his private use.
I instructed my Abuja manager to deliver the car to Akwa Ibom State Lodge in Asokoro, where one of the governor's aides received it on his behalf. But to my surprise, when I attended the 50th birthday of one Mr. BOB, in Benue State, I was shockingly confronted with the ugly news from Saharareporters, which was a big lie. During my meeting with Akpabio, he never mentioned to me that he was giving anybody the car. I'm now wondering where the online people got their wrong and unverified information from. Akpabio developed interest in the GL 450, when he drove with me sometime ago and noticed that the car has ample space than the G Wagon,' the Obigbo boss said.
Continuing, embittered Ahize, a renowned grassroots politician, said he had already instructed his team of lawyers to look into the case and brief him on the next line of action to take.
'People should verify facts before publishing. I see this as purely the assassination of my good character, image and hard earned reputation. I decided to speak out because of the enormity of the allegation, which is unfounded. I have worked hard for my name and would not just fold my hands and watch it being smeared by those who like writing without verifying their information. I'm also using this opportunity to profusely apologize to Akpabio and Waziri on the embarrassment the publication might have caused them, their good offices and families,' he said.