Okowa Petitions SSS Over Alleged Involvement In Delta Oil Deal



Senator Representing Delta North Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Senator Ifeanyi   Okowa has petitioned the State Security Services (SSS) over his alleged involvement and influence in the sitting of oil flow station in Owa-Alidinma in Ika North East local government area of Delta State by a multi-national oil giant, Pan Occasion Oil Company.

Okowa who disclosed this yesterday in Asaba at a press conference said the need to petition SSS has become necessary for him to clear his name, redeem his image and ensure that mischief makers do not cash-  in on it for political gains.

Okowa who spoke through his Director of Information and Communication, Barrister Eugene Azuka Uzum   described the allegation as “malicious,  frivolous , wicked, unwarranted and unacceptable”, adding that “already SSS is investigating the issue and the persons involved have been invited for questioning , to substantiate their claims”.

He said , “the Pan Occasion Oil Company  has debunked the allegation   made by  the traditional ruler of  Abavo Kingdom in Ika South  local government area , His Royal Majesty  Obi  Uche Erenuma 11 that  he (Okowa) was  behind  the alleged  plan  to relocate  a proposed  flow station  from Obiayima in Abavo to Owa Alidinma in Ika  North East local government area”.

Okowa  said Pan Occasion oil exploration company   community  liaison officer , Mr. Felix  Oweh has since disclosed at a meeting  held in Asaba  that they don’t  not have  any dealing  either directly or indirectly  with him or his  proxies.

According to Okowa,  the Pan Occasion has  since explained that  the company  was surprised  and disappointed  when  it read  in the newspapers the allegation  that he (Okowa)  is the mastermind behind the propose location  of the flow station  to Owa Alidinma as against  Obiayima, adding that at no time did he approach  the company  for such  a request.

He said the oil company also stated that technical and economic considerations are taken  into cognizance before flow  stations  can be sited anywhere  in any part of the world , stressing  that siting of a flow station is not  a decision  Pan  Ocean  could  take alone without inputs  from NNPC, and  NAPIMS  have  supervisory   authority  over Pan Ocean  exploration activities.

Senators Okowa is therefore   demanding an apology   from the Obi of Abavo for maligning and    bringing his name to disrepute or appropriate legal actions will commence.

It will be recalled that a fortnight ago, the traditional ruler of Abavo  Kingdom, Obi Uche Erenuma 11  led  a protest  along  major  street  in Asaba , alleging  that Senator   Okowa was  behind  an alleged  plan  to relocate  a proposed  flow station  from  Obiatima in Abavo  to Owa Alidinma.



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