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Fake News! Ocean Marine rubbishes blogger’s attempt to tarnish company, chairman’s reputation

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Fake News! Ocean Marine rubbishes blogger’s attempt to tarnish company, chairman’s reputation

Managing Director of Ocean Marine Solutions Limited (OMSL), Rear Admiral Ameen Ikioda (retd.), has slammed blogger, Mr Jackson Ude, over his tweet in which he imputed wrong and malicious motives into the business transactions of Chairman of the company, Capt. Idahosa Wells Okunbo (Capt. Hosa).

In the latest tirade tweeted by one Jackson Ude, whose trade in stock has been to fabricate utter falsehood and disseminate via multiple social media platforms, the pen-for-hire writer alluded to an alleged Trans Forcados Pipeline (TFP) contract, and attached bank statements from January and February, 2018 purported to reflect our transactions.

Debunking the tweets as utter lies, Rear Admiral Ameen Ikioda (Rtd), considers “very laughable the fact that Ude and his sponsors, as well as those mischievously escalating the fake news, were so blinded by mischief and pull-him-down syndrome that they could see the clear holes in their fabrication.”

According to Ikioda, “they ought to have known that OMSL was not in contractual relationship with TFP as at February 2018. That assertion is completely false.

Ikioda explained that Jackson Ude “is in the trade of tarnishing Nigerian brands with unsubstantiated contents. He had unsuccessfully attempted in 2015 to scandalise our company and Capt Okunbo by creating a non-existent story linking us with the activities of former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke while in office.”

Ikioda pointed to the petition of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to the Inspector-General Police, demanding a thorough investigation of the blogger after publishing malicious story, in which he alleged that the suspended acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, facing a presidential probe, told the investigative panel that he gave N4bn to Osinbajo. Not only has Magu debunked the claim; the panel has also released statement putting a lie to Ude’s allegation.

“This is calling on unsuspecting public to be wary of Ude’s shenanigans, as we also wish to sound a note of warning to all those who have made it their pastime to sponsor malicious write-ups, tweets and online publications against OMSL and our chairman, that their day of reckoning is not far away,” Ikioda expressed.

“We have put our legal team on notice to deal with such malicious write-ups. We also urge the general public to kindly disregard the Ude mischievous tweets and similar others, for what they are: blatantly false and malicious,” he advised.

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