Its been a lightweight battle between two individuals who regard themselves as political/social activists as they continued to open can of worms since last week on social media.
On Thursday, the battle got to its climax and will have to be decided by judges as the former Minister of Education, Mrs Oby Ezekwesili, has written a petition to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, demanding the prosecution of blogger and social media influencer, Japheth Omojuwa, for alleged fraud and misrepresentation.
The petition titled, ‘Petition Against Mr Japheth Omojuwa for Forgery, Fraudulent Misrepresentation and Fraudulent Use of the Name, Identity and Particulars of Mrs. Obiageli Ezekwesili as a Director of Alpha Reach Limited RC No: 1066507’ is dated April 14, 2021, but was received at the Force Headquarters on April 15.
In the petition, signed by Marshal Abubakar of Falana and Falana chambers, Ezekwesili said Omojuwa fraudulently listed her name as a director in his firm, Alpha Reach Company Limited without her permission, adding that she only got to know of the infraction when she was contacted by American news outlet, Buzzfeed, over a story on Alpha Reach.
Alpha Reach ran a social media campaign for the release of alleged fraudster, Alex Saab, who is wanted in the United States. The news medium further reported that Ezekwesili’s name was listed as a director in company documents filed at the Corporate Affairs Commission.
Ezekwesili, who was a co-founder of Transparency International, said when she was informed of the development, she quickly called Omojuwa to confirm if she was ever listed as a director at Alpha Reach but he said she was not.
Omojuwa has also refuted the claims stating that he never listed her as a director in the company. The social media influencer had in a letter on Tuesday claimed he duly obtained Ezekwesili’s permission before making her a director, adding that Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, was also a director at the firm.
He also alleged that Oby Ezekwesili sought favour to be a minister in Buhari’s administration but was later denied. This shameful allegations and counter-allegations are a proof that even Nigeria’s so called social and political activists are as controversial, stinking as the politicians they fight. Who will save Nigeria now?