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    Titus O'kere

    Emeka is indeed a sinking boat, and he should be ashamed of himself, his cohorts and all the dirty games he stands for. He was taken to court for converting to his own use $1.5 million dollars belonging to the Embassy. The EFCC had to lock him up for some time. He is now only out on bail. This is why he has been attempting to embarrass Nigeria, the person of the Ambassador, and the Government. But people know him for who he is. Ask around about Emeka Ugwuonye. You would hear a mouthful! He is a con man of the first order, famous for high profile fraudulent malpractices.

    Enough of this nonsense. Nigerians in USA resoundingly support Ambassador Adefuye and do not subscribe these infantile tantrums.

    Read reaction from Mr. Femi Falana, Lagos-based Legal Luminary.

    Femi Falana disowns planned “mega protest” against Amb Adefuye in US -..Vows to sue organizers for using his name“fraudulently”.

    African Examiner
    Monday, July 23, 2012.

    “I have been taking part in demonstrations for over thirty-five years. I have had cause, even under the worst form of military dictatorship, to go out of Nigeria to take part in a demonstration. And what has made it more painful, this time around, is the fact that I know Professor Adefuye, the Nigerian ambassador to the United States of America, very, very well. I can vouch for his.
    integrity and, therefore, to be linked by those who never spoke to me, I do not know the lady you are talking about from Adam. If I met her (Carol Olubufunmi), I cannot recognize her.

    “The last time I ever met the other guy, Ugwonye or whatever, was about six years ago. I had to give evidence in a Chicago District Court, he cross-examined me and since then, I have never had anything to do with him.

    Mr. Falana further explained that when Ugwonye was recently arrested and detained in Nigeria, “some of his family members contacted me and I made it clear to them that on principle, I could not defend him. So I have not had anything to do with both of them and I don’t know their organization.”.

    On the case between Ugwonye and the Nigerian government, Mr Falana further stated:

    “I am aware of the full facts of the case for which he was arrested by the EFCC.”.

    “That is, he sold properties belonging to Nigerian embassy and pocketed the proceeds of some refunds totaling about $1.5 million. Even though he is an internet warrior, he has not given explanation on what happened to the funds. I fight the government and those who loot the treasury.

    “I do not, as a matter of fact, take up cases against the EFCC and the ICPC, as my own way of contributing towards the war against corruption in our country. There is no way I could have taken up his case.

    The respected legal luminary, in conclusion, stressed “I completely dissociated myself unequivocally and I am going to sue these guys for using my name to achieve a dubious objective. The basis of associating me with that protest was to give it some credibility, but by using my name fraudulently, that project has been further discredited.”.

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