Revealed: Court Document Exposes FGN’s Hostile Takeover Of Chibok Girls In Us Against Parents’ Wishes

Revealed: Court Document Exposes FGN’s Hostile Takeover Of Chibok Girls In Us Against Parents’ Wishes

Revealed: Court Document Exposes FGN’s Hostile Takeover Of Chibok Girls In Us Against Parents’ Wishes

  •      Nigerian Embassy Official & Unlicensed “psychologist” duped Chibok parents of money they raised online
  •      Nigerian Govt took the girls in US inspite of objections expressed by their parents in Chibok
  •       Somiari Demm a US-based Nigerian alleged psychologist falsely claimed she and her husband had been taking care of the Chibok girls for years in gofundme fundraiser
  •      FGN spent months trying to convince girls to leave human rights lawyer and drafted letter for them to sign since 2015

A high court of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja before His Lordship Hon. Justice A. B. Mohammed has received an exhibit which exposes the intrigues and dubious tactics employed by the Nigerian government in its desperate attempt to forcefully takeover the Chibok Girls sponsored to school in the US by a US-based Nigerian human rights lawyer.

In a recent hearing of SUIT NO: FCT/HC/CV/3441/13 filed by Barrister Emmanuel Ogebe seeking damages for defamation, the human rights lawyer was asked during cross examination by counsel to the defendants Aisha Alhassasn, Minister for Women Affairs, if he had parental consent prior to sponsoring the 10 Chibok girls.

In a Perry Mason-like courtroom dramatic moment,  Ogebe produced from his brief case a document which showed that the Chibok parents reaffirmed their confidence in Barrister Ogebe in March 2016 and asked the FGN to refrain from harassing him or taking their daughters. However some of the girls were taken away in May 2016 barely 3 months later against the parents express wishes.

The newly revealed court document marked Exhibit PW13

Defense Counsel: Do you have any authority from the parents of these girls before you took them to the US?

Emmanuel Ogebe: Yes, I do.

Defense Counsel: Do you have anything to show this Court to that effect?

Emmanuel Ogebe: Yes, I do if I may be availed of my bag which is right here in the court.

-JUDGE ALLOWED

{Briefcase is provided by bailiff and document is extracted by plaintiff and produced to defense counsel who peruses the documents}

Defense Counsel: And why didn’t you make this available to the court ab initio?

Plaintiff’s Cousel David Ogebe: My Lord, May we  deal with the document first? If he seeks to tender it, then tender the actual document.

 I am not sure the court can write anything without a document that is not yet before the court. 

Defense Counsel: Yes, this is cross examination. This is an information being acknowledged. 

-JUDGE ALLOWED

Yes, I was saying that why didn’t you tender this before the court?

Emmanuel Ogebe: I don’t  believe the accusation against me are that I kidnapped the girls. I must have had parental authority to take them out of the country otherwise I don’t know how ten Chibok girls can leave the shores of Nigeria without the permission of their parents.

Defense Counsel: That’s okay.

Emmanuel Ogebe: I am allowing His Lordship to take down my answer.

Defense CounselI asked the question.

Emmanuel Ogebe: I am addressing His Lordship. My Lord the allegations against me were not that I abducted or kidnapped the girls to America. Therefore, I must have moved 10 Chibok girls with parental consent to the United States. Therefore, I did not tender the parental permission because it is moot that I am not a member of Boko Haram and I did not abduct them. They lawfully exited the borders of Nigeria.

Defense Counsel: That is not in contention. BREAK

Following this feisty exchange the defense counsel grew visibly apprehensive about the plaintiff’s evidence bag from which the exhibit was extracted.

Defense Counsel: Please could you stop rummaging through your document?

Emmanuel Ogebe: Is that a question?

Defense Counsel: I am saying that you should stop going through your documents now. BREAK

The document was then tendered as an exhibit and marked as Plaintiff Witness 1K by the Judge.

The Exhibit PW1K was highly damaging to the government’s defense as it revealed the dubious tactics and intrigues of the government in its desperate efforts to seize the Chibok girls in US.

The Exhibit which was a letter from the Chibok girl’s’ parents under cover of their legal counsel exposed several devastating facts:

  •      Nigerian Embassy Official Ezinne Osiugwe & an Unlicensed “psychologist” Somiari Demm duped Chibok parents of money they raised online in their names
  •      Nigerian Govt took the girls in US inspite of objections expressed by their parents in Chibok to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
  •       Somiari Demm a US-based Nigerian alleged psychologist falsely claimed she and her American husband had been personally taking care of the Chibok girls for years in her gofundme fundraiser
  •      FGN spent months trying to convince the girls to leave the human rights lawyer and had drafted a letter for them to sign since 2015 a copy was exhibited by the parents
  • American Doug Wead continued to fundraise in the name of Chibok girls even after the girls had left his school for almost a year and transferred to another institution
Please find attached the exhibits tendered in court which shocked the Government’s defense.

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