Niger Delta Community
Pastor Marvis Ofeyai, the President of the Tsekelewu/Polobubou Welfare Association has denied sponsoring some youths to attacked multinationals operating in the area.
The association which is in the Egbema Kingdom, Warri North Local Government Area, Delta State, in a statement made available to journalists, said he has good relationships with companies operating in the communities and could not sponsor youths against them.
Ofeyai lamented that the allegation was orchestrated and masterminded by some individuals with the aim of destroying his reputation. He called on relevant security agencies to investigate the matter with a view to bringing those behind the rumour to book so as to redeem his image.
Ofeyai in the statement said: “I have a good relationship with the various multinationals such as Chevron, NPDC and other companies operating in our communities. “My relationship with the multinationals has been cordial since I became the leader of my community.
While some outcast gang comes up against my person by confessing that I am their sponsor for kidnapping and distribution of firearms to truncate the peaceful co-existence which we have been enjoyed in my community all these years?
“I want to let the government and the entire world know that I am innocent and as such, I Marvis Ofeyai will not truncate the benefit that Chevron, NPDC, Delta state government and the Federal government have brought to our community in form of corporate social responsibility that we have been enjoying.
“Some people are only trying to blackmail me because they have since realized that I stand for the community interest as against their selfish interest. “Since the inception of my administration, there has never been any record of misconduct in my community until recently when some criminal suspects were arrested by the security agencies who are still being investigated.
“ I have never be involved in kidnapping, bunkering or cultism in my community or anywhere in the world,” He said.