Amaechi denounces IPOB’s assault claims

By AdvocateNews on 08/12/2019

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…Says, ‘I resisted your attack’

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Saturday, denied the claims of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra that its members physically assaulted him in Madrid, Spain.

IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, had earlier alleged that members of the outlawed group “beat the minister” in Madrid.

According to TheCable, Amaechi issued a statement to denounce the claim.

He said Emma Powerful lied as he resisted and defended himself against the attackers.

Amaechi’s statement partly read, “We read with utter disgust and disdain the sickening propagandist lies credited to one Emma Powerful, who claims to be the Spokesman of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), that IPOB members in Madrid, Spain “beat” (physically assaulted) the Minister of Transportation Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. That is not true.

“We must clarify that in the incident of the attack yesterday on the Minister in Madrid, where Amaechi was part of the official Nigerian government delegation to the United Nations (UN) climate change conference (COP25), IPOB members did not “beat”, physically assault or cause any bodily harm to the honourable Minister.

“As they charged towards and at the minister during the attack, it was apparent that their plan was to “beat” (quoting Emma Powerful) him, hurt him, cause bodily harm or even do worse! But their violent evil plot failed woefully due to the dexterity of Amaechi to resist them, protect and defend himself, and the prompt intervention of the Spanish police who repelled the motley crowd of misguided attackers. Even the video circulated online by the attackers confirmed this much. Everyone could clearly hear one of them shouting, ‘we didn’t get him…’ expressing his frustrations of their inability to get and “beat” the Minister.”

On Friday, Amaechi had tweeted that some “misguided” Nigerians had attacked him in Spain. He, however, said that he was unharmed as Spanish police repelled the attack.

Posted 08/12/2019 05:56:09 AM

 

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