#Itsekiri_Winning_Cabal_Losing after the ologbotsere ambition dashed to the gutter, Chief Ayiri Emami has against frustrated as he failed in a bid to stop legal proceeding against him and his associates that looted Itsekiri developmental funds through Itsekiri Regional Development Commission IRDC he chaired for 5yrs and cannot account for a total sum of five billion Naira (N5BN) allocated to the commission by chevron Nigeria limited. The case to give account or remit the Itsekiri development fund was instituted by the lioness of Africa, Chief Rita Lori Orojowo, the Igba of Warri kingdom on behalf of the oppressed, suppressed and deprived Itsekiri people of the Niger delta.
The High Court sitting in Warri, Delta state dismissed a preliminary objection filed by Chief Ayiri Emami and his associates to challenge the suit instituted by Igba of Warri, Chief Rita Lori and four others against the Delta State Government led by the former administration of Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, Chevron Nigeria Limited and nine Itsekiri figures over perceived short-changing of Itsekiri oil communities on behalf of the suffering Itsekiri people whose wealth was looted by the Chief Ayiri led IRDC 5yrs administration which a total of 5BN Naira meant to provide social basic infrastructures and amenities such as roads, drinking water, schools, schoolarship, electricity, security , housing , healthcare, shoreline protection and some others are unaccounted for.
In the substantive suit, Chief Lori-Ogbebor and others are asked the court to compel the state government, Chevron and nine others which includes Chief Ayiri Emami, to account for the alleged billions of naira voted for the development of Itsekiri oil-producing communities through Chevron’s instituted Itsekiri Regional Development Council, IRDC, and sundry benefits to oil communities in Itsekiriland.
In the objection, Chief Ayiri Emami and seven others had prayed/begged and cried that the court should strike out the suit on grounds against them citing that the court lacks jurisdiction to entertain such case and that the claimants/respondents (Chief Rita) who is acting on behalf of the oppressed, suppressed and disenfranchised poor and helpless Itsekiri people were not known to law among others.
The trial judge, Justice P. Onajite-Kuejubola, said in his ruling "I hold that this court has the jurisdiction to entertain this suit/case. And that the preliminary objection filed by defendants/applicants (Chief Ayiri Emami and his gangs) is herein dismissed for lack of merit.” (That is to say Ayiri Emami must answer to his atrocities done against the people of Warri kingdom sooner or latter).
Chief Rita Lori-Ogbebor, the Igba of Warri in the substantive suit/case filed by Ayiri and gangs to dismissed legal process, prayed that the court should "In a matter of an order compel the defendants (Chief Ayiri and gangs) to recall, refund or recover N2 billion and all such monies paid by Chevron to persons or corporate body, pursuant to the purported GMOU of 2006 and 2012, till date and same paid into an interest-yielding account to be opened and operated by the host communities of Chevron or their nominees.
“An order compelling the defendants to provide to the claimants, within seven days from the date of judgment in this case, a comprehensive account of all sums and beneficiaries thereof paid pursuant to provisions of the GMOU 2006 and 2012 (for onshore and offshore operations).”
This is a good one for all Itsekiri as we are winning the anti corruption war against the looters. And this is one of the reason Chief Ayiri is so desperate to grab the Ologbotsere of Warri kingdom which is the prime minister and second in command after the king that will give him same immunity as the King (Olu). Itsekiri will continue to resist any attempt to impose permanent enslavement on Warri kingdom in form of title.
God bless bless Chief Rita Lori the Igba of Warri and lioness of Africa.
God bless Warri kingdom.
God bless Warri kingdom.
Charles Eyimofe (Baruch) Pemu