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  • Updated: June 17, 2023

Oil Theft: Osun Monarch Cautions Dokubo

Oil Theft: Osun Monarch Cautions Dokubo

The Olowu of Kuta, Oba Adekunle Oyelude Makama, has warned former Niger Delta agitator, Asari Dokubo to desist from accusing the Nigerian military of complicity in oil theft.

Oba Makama also warned Dokuno against demoralising the military with unguarded statements.

Olowu, in a statement issued by his media office on Saturday, said any attempt to ridicule the Nigerian military will be counterproductive.

"It takes a lot of effort to build a country’s military to the standard that we have in Nigeria, adding that such a sweeping statement made by Dokubo that the military is responsible for oil theft in the Niger Delta is not the best.

"As much as the country appreciates the support of Dokubo in the last few months to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, his outburst about the military during a visit to the Villa is unbecoming.

"The outburst of Dokubo that the military is responsible for oil theft while on a visit to Mr President is unbecoming.

"It’s a betrayal of trust. Why should he use the presidential press gallery to make such a statement that is capable of demoralising our military?

"If he has any information about some unscrupulous elements in the military involved in oil theft, he can pass it to Mr President without that undue sensationalism. It’s uncalled for.

"With the supreme sacrifice our military continues to make and, the forces of insurgency and associated unrest across the country it’s grappling with daily in order to keep Nigeria as one, that statement is tantamount to breaking their spirit; it’s not the best," the monarch counselled.

Dokubo, after meeting President Tinubu at the Aso Rock Villa on Friday, accused the military of being responsible for the oil theft in the Niger Delta region of the country.

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