Contrary to claims by the Indeginous People of Biafra (IPOB), the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has denied that he was beaten by members of the group in Spain.
According to the minister, he was protected by the Spanish police from those he described as “misinformed miscreants”.
It would be recalled that the spokesman of IPOB, Emma Powerful had in a statement on Friday stated the group beat the minister and that the action is in alliance with the order given by IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
However, Ameachi in a statement on Saturday denied the claim.
“We must clarify that in the incident of the attack yesterday on the Minister in Madrid, where Amaechi was part of the official Nigerian government delegation to the United Nations (UN) climate change conference (COP25), IPOB members did not “beat”, physically assault or cause any bodily harm to the honourable Minister”, the statement said.
The statement further noted that the intention of members of IPOB was to beat up the minister and inflict harms on him or worse but their evil plot was foiled due to the timely intervention of the Spanish policemen.
“But their violent evil plot failed woefully due to the dexterity of Amaechi to resist them, protect and defend himself, and the prompt intervention of the Spanish police who repelled the motley crowd of misguided attackers. Even the video circulated online by the attackers confirmed this much.”