Following reports that he was flown to Nigeria after being released by the police in Benin Republic, the leader of Niger Delta people’s Volunteers Force, NDPVF, Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, Friday, debunked the reports, saying he was still in Cotonou, the capital of Benin Republic.
Describing the reports as lies, Alhaji Asari-Dokubo said he will be flying into the country aboard a commercial flight any moment from now.
Speaking through the South East/North Central Coordinator of Niger Delta People’s Volunteers Force, Mr. Emmanuel Amakiri in Abuja, Asari-Dokubo accused enemies of the present administration for his current travail and incarceration by Beninoise gendarmes.
He said that there was no iota of truth in the insinuation that President Jonathan deployed a jet to ferry him to Abuja a few hours after his release.
“We want to correct erroneous impression making round in some quarters concerning the unfortunate incident in Benin republic in the arrest of the leader of NDPVF and our mentor, Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo.
“After all efforts by his followers and the Nigerian people we were able to secure his release. There was a rumour that presidential jet was deployed to Benin Republic to fly him to Abuja.
“As I speak with you, Asari-Dokubo is still Benin Republic, and possibly to come back to Nigeria by today or tomorrow aboard commercial flight.
“So, we are here to debunk emphatically that no presidential jet ever brought Asari-Dokubo to Abuja. He will come with Arik aircraft and all of us, his followers, friends and admirers will be at the airport in the public glare to receive him,” he said.