Warri Billionaire, Chief Ayiri Emami, yesterday, alleged threat to his life by some Ijaw persons because he gave security agencies information on the recent bombing of crude oil and gas pipelines in
Warri South-West LGA, Delta State.
He said: “Since the incident, I have been receiving death threats because of my campaign against the vandalization of pipelines by these unscrupulous elements as well as illegal oil bunkering, which has led to pollution and destruction of ecological lives in various communities in the region.
These disgruntled elements have been threatening me because they know I am a viable voice in the region and the only one who would stand up against their illicit deals in the Delta Waterway including the sabotage of oil and gas pipelines that has destroyed our economy and the entire Niger Delta environment.
Many people have called me on phone querying why I should liaise with security agencies and join the Joint Task Force to Egwa II, where suspected militants blew up one of the pipelines, last week.
They are not just trying to bully me, they are threatening my family, but I want to say that I am not deterred by their threats because it is the duty of every law-abiding citizen to give useful information and render necessary assistance to security agencies to track down criminals, which is what I have done.”
Source : Gist Arena