Reno Omokri, a former aide of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, has urged Oby Ezekwesili, a former minister of education, to withdraw a petition she wrote to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) demanding the prosecution of Japheth Omojuwa, a social media influencer, for alleged fraud.
Omokri made his plea through a Facebook post on Friday.
“I also appeal to Pastor Obiageli Oby Ezekwesili, to find it within her herself to show you (Omojuwa) the love of God, and forgive you, as well as withdraw her petition to the Inspector General of the Nigerian police calling for your prosecution.
“I urge Dr. Ezekwesili’s to bear 1 Corinthians 6:7 in mind. Scripture enjoins believers not to go to court against other believers, even if it means we will suffer wrong. God is the ultimate Judge. Leave it to Him to avenge you. Do not destroy the young man. May God bless you both,” Omokri wrote.
Ezekwesili’s had in a petition titled, ‘Petition Against Mr Japheth Omojuwa for Forgery, Fraudulent Misrepresentation and Fraudulent Use of the Name, Identity and Particulars of Mrs. Obiageli Ezekwesili as a Director of Alpha Reach Limited RC No: 1066507’, said Omojuwa named her as a director of his firm, Alpha Reach Company Limited, without her consent.
She claimed to have known after she was contacted by American news outlet, Buzzfeed, over a story on Alpha Reach after it ran a social media campaign for the release of alleged fraudster, Alex Saab, who is wanted in the United States.
Ezekwesili noted that her name was eventually removed in 2017 but no special notice of proposed removal was ever issued or served on her.