ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA.
The Special Adviser to governor Yahaya Bello of kogi state on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs , Engineer Abubakar Ohere has denied the stories making the rounds that he owns huge sums of money in his bank accounts.
He added that the allegation levelled against him by an online medium signed by Gabriel Enoh on behalf of Kogi Conscience and Liberation Forum, Abuja was untrue , malicious with the aim to tarnish his image.
Speaking to Journalists in Lokoja, Kogi State, on Wednesday , Abubakar Ohere said that it is unfortunate that the said mischievous writeup had found its way into some online media platforms.
He noted that the content of the story was false and irresponsible as he had nothing to do with the published bank details except the name of Honourable Engineer Sadiqu Abubakar Ohere that bears little but not outright semblance with his name.
He disclosed that the publication alleged among other issues that Engineer Sadiku Abubakar Ohere has several bank accounts with huge balances in all of them.
According to him ” This is untrue and a figment of imagination of the mischievous author(s) of the misguided publication.
The Special Adviser noted that it is however gladdening to read that the write-up had been presented to EFCC adding that he was quiet sure that this is going to be an exercise in futility as there is no iota of truth in the concocted publication..
” For the avoidance of doubt I want to put on record that my Union Bank account has been dormant for over ten years while I currently maintained two accounts with Zenith Bank out of which one is Salary account with a balance of about nine hundred thousand naira (N900,000) and a Savings account with the same bank with a balance of less than ten tousand naira (N10,000).only
He therefore emphasised that he has nothing to do with all the three different accounts with Access, Zenith and Union banks fingered in the publication.
Ohere however urged interested members of the public to make their independent enquiry into his financial transactions with the banks mentioned in the publication to ascertain the truth .
He also dismissed the allegation that he had engaged in corrupt practices with one Alhaji Wali Nasiru , DG procurement of Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel to the extent that one Chief Momoh Yusuf Obaro intervened to save him from being sacked
“There was no body called Alhaji Wali Nasiru that I worked with at the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel , and that Chief Momoh Obaro mentioned in the writeup is still very much alive and any body who is interested could reach him for clarification” he assured.
While calling on themedia practitioners to be mindful of the ethics of their profession in order not to be used by mischievous politicians , he therefore threatened to go to court to seek redress.