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DR. O.A. AJAYI KINAPPED ORDEAL IN VENEZUELA COTINUES – MATTERS ARISING

By Our Reporter

Due to the interested generated by an article written by Ijeoma and published at our widely read website on the ordeal of a staff of the Nigerian Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela, we have made several efforts to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to get their own side of the story but no positive reactions. All we are told is that the matter is being handled by the appropriate authorities.

As of today, 27th of July 2012 made it 9th day, Dr. Ajayi was kidnapped on his way back from United States of America in an attempt to forcefully deport him to Nigeria but on interrogation; the Venezuelan immigration authorities discovered that Dr. O.A. Ajayi had legal resident permit till October 2012 and he had no criminal records of criminal watch on his person in the country.

There was a standing order that he should not be allowed into the country by the Nigerian Ambassador to Venezuela; Ambassador Felix Oboro who claims that he is no longer a staff of the mission.

Since his arrest and detention; efforts to get him released by the wife by approaching the Justice ministry has been rebuffed by Ambassador Oboro who has given false information to the authorities about the real reason why Ajayi left Venezuela to America.

The information from Foreign Affairs Ministry in Abuja is that the Foreign Affairs Minister, Ambassador Olugbega Ashiru has instructed the release of Mr. Ajayi but Ambassador Oboro refuses to implement it so who is the boss?

Why can't the ministry send such important message through the Venezuelan Embassy in Abuja to their government if they are serious to see Mr. Ajayi released from detention after nine days now.

Why can't the ministry send a team of senior officers to Venezuela to resolve the crisis instead of resolving to humiliation of this nature to deal with a senior diplomat? Is anyone afraid that Mr. Ajayi will spill the beans if a team goes to Venezuela?

In our investigation, President Jonathan is not being told the truth of the situation. It is therefore time for him to overhaul the Nigeria Embassy in Venezuela and the leadership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs if Nigeria will be relevant in international politics.

The first step is the removal of Ambassador Oboro who has not performed since 2008 and who probably carries letter of credence signed by late President Umuru Yar 'Adua.

Part of the weak and untenable information from the Foreign Ministry in Abuja is that Mr. Ajayi retired from the service in July 2012; if that is true, it is not even the end of the month of July and his family and belongings are still in Venezuela. Should he not be allowed to pack his things to return to Nigeria? In the same mission in Venezuela, an officer who retired earlier in March 2012, on the orders of Ambassador Oboro is still in the mission in Venezuela. Why the double standard? And why are the foreign Ministry not reacting to these allegations if they are not true?

Investigations show that Mr. Ajayi still have valid visa till October 2012 so what is the real reason why his been held despite the fact that he is not a drug dealer or committed any other offense against the host country?

We are reliably informed why Ambassador Oboro wants Mr. Ajayi out of the country may not be connected to two controversial local staff that he has been directed from Abuja to dispense off their duties but the Ambassador refused till date. Rather he is mounting pressure on the Venezuelan immigration to deport Mr. Ajayi on the grounds that he owes rent to the landlord. Allegations that is also untrue and unfounded.

The family is calling on well-meaning Nigerians to intervene on behalf of their father who is languishing in detention without proper medical care and kept in mosquito infected room.

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Samuel Young | 7/27/2012 5:40:00 PM
This deceit is known. Dr. Ajayi's kidnapping is a diversion to hide the various scandals in the Embassy. The Minister the mantle of leadership is in your hands please use well.
Idris momoh | 7/27/2012 5:43:00 PM
Is this how Nigeria will become meber of UN SECURITY COUNCIL ? This kidnapping issue is the result of the collapse of Nigeria's Foreign policy.
Simeon Udoh | 7/27/2012 8:33:00 PM
Wonder shall never end. Amb. Oboro Your tenure has expired, given another Ijaw man opportunity to give Nigeria better image in Venezuela. This Ambassador has taken personal interest above national interest by disgracing his oath of office he has promised to defend.
Chief Peter Obiarko | 7/27/2012 9:35:00 PM
Ambassador Oboro is a disaster that should be removed from Venezuela. When he arrived in 2008,rather than implement Nigeria's foreign Policy,he was busy propagating the philosophy of his cult but Nigerians refused to join him hence his abnormal treatment to any Nigerian.Let them remove him now for this diplomatic blunder.
OGBONGBEMIGA | 7/27/2012 9:56:00 PM
Dr.Ajayi should go to court of law to claim damages and spill the beans
OKEMAGBA GRACE(Mrs) | 7/27/2012 9:39:00 PM
NO PROBITY IN FOREIGN AFFAIRS OKEMAGBA GRACE (Mrs) | 7/24/2012 4:45:00 PM If chief Oboro has admitted looting Embassy funds,why has he remaind in Caracas as Ambassador? Is there no more probity in Nigeria? Pls move him out of the place before he does more harm.
Shehu dan Kank | 7/27/2012 11:43:00 PM
Information is that the Embassy pays house rents in dollars directly to landlords/landladies.It is the duty of the Embassy to pay house rents and not officers.Oboro is yet to say the truth of the present crisis which has diminished the image of Nigeria.
Justina justice( Mrs | 7/28/2012 7:34:00 PM
Since the begining of Oboro saga,he has refused to talk to the press to defend himself while foreign Affairs erronously said the allegations against him were mere rumour but he was querried and instructed to refund after he admitted looting Embassy funds.if he cant refute the serious allegation against him,that means he is guilty and should be removed from Venezuela. The kidnapping of Dr.ajayi is cover up.
Justina justice( Mrs | 7/30/2012 4:41:00 AM
Since the begining of Oboro saga,he has refused to talk to the press to defend himself while foreign Affairs erronously said the allegations against him were mere rumour but he was querried and instructed to refund after he admitted looting Embassy funds.if he cant refute the serious allegation against him,that means he is guilty and should be removed from Venezuela. The kidnapping of Dr.ajayi is cover up.
Mariam Iyamagba(Mrs) | 7/31/2012 5:38:00 AM
Ambassador oboro tries to play ethnic card to cover up his undiplomatic and unpatriotic activities which is not only a shame to Nigeria,Africa and his ijaw ethnic group.The ijaws are hard working people and not looters of public funds.He should be taken to EFCC since he admitted looting Embassy funds.His latest activity is not only a shame but can only happen in Nigeria.
Daniel Ezekiel | 8/1/2012 4:55:00 AM
Who is unto fraud in our Embassy in Venezuela if not Oboro.Why diverting attention to innocent officer.Daniel will soon come to judge and expose evil people.
wunmi balogun | 8/1/2012 7:42:00 AM
God intervain in dis issue. let justice prevail.
Daniel Ezekiel | 8/5/2012 1:36:00 AM
Who is unto fraud in our Embassy in Venezuela if not Oboro.Why diverting attention to innocent officer.Daniel will soon come to judge and expose evil people.
john Ebiri jr | 8/5/2012 1:41:00 AM
REPLY TO NEWS FLASH ON OBORO. This is to confirm that Ambassador Felix Oboro's son in-law,MR VICTOR ANAMELECHI,FORMER DISGRACED PRESIDENT OF NIGERIAN WELFARE ASSOCIATION,VENEZUELA AND THE MAN WHO CLAIMED THE PATERNITY OF AMBASSADOR OBORO'S GRAND SON WHICH ENABLED THE GRAND SON TO FRAUDULENTLY OBTAINED VENEZUELAN CITIZENSHIP HAS BEEN CAUGHT WITH DRUGS WORTH MILLIONS OF NAIRA IN SOUTH AFRICA ON HIS WAY TO NIGERIA IN JULY 2012 AS A COURIER OF THE BIG MAN AND A LOCAL AFRICAN STAFF IN THE EMBASSY. MR.ANAMELECHI TWICE LED ASSASINS TO THE EMBASSY LAST YEAR TO ASSASINATE MR AJAYI.THE FIRST ATTEMPT WAS WHEN FOREIGN SERVICE INSPECTORS VISITED THE EMBASSY.THE SECOND ATTEMPT WAS AFTER THEIR DEPARTURE. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT NDLEA INTEROGATES MR ANAMELECHI TO KNOW THE DEEP INVOLVEMENT OF THE BIG MAN.BY THEIR FRUITS THOU SHALL KNOW THEM. PEOPLE HAVE CONFIRMED THAT MR.AJAYI'S KIDNAPPING WAS USED AS A DIVERSION FROM MR.ANAMELECHI'S UNPATRIOTIC ACT. WITH THE ABOVE,AMBASSADOR OBORO SHOULD LEAVE VENEZUELA TO ENABLE NIGERIA POSITIVELY CHANGE ITS IMAGE.
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