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Keyamo speaks on Psq breakup, as brothers already losing millions in feisty feud

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Prominent Lagos lawyer and counsel to warring brothers Peter and Paul Okoye better known as Psquare has weighed in on the feud between the pair in a press statement he issued hours ago.

This is even as the feisty feud between the Okoye brothers (Peter, Paul & Jude) is already costing the group millions of naira with reports suggesting that telecoms giant Globacom may review and possibly terminate the contract of the twins.

Reports say the pair who entered into a contract as P-Square and not as individuals with the telecoms company are already losing the sum of N8million per show for failing to play in the on-going Glo Mega Music nationwide tour.

Keyamo in the statement tagged “The Public Feud By The Psquare Brothers” said they are saddened and embarrassed by the online video showing a purported scuffle between the brothers in their Chambers.

In the statement, Keyamo appealed to members of the public to refrain from jumping into uninformed conclusions about the festering feud and also stated that contrary to widespread belief, none of their wives is at fault as they have both kept their respectable and dignified distances from all the issues involved.

Read the full text of Keyamo’s statement below;

“Our attention has been drawn to the on-going feud between the Psquare brothers in online, print and electronic media. We have also been inundated with calls from the media to authenticate the correspondence Peter Okoye sent to our office, indicating his intention to terminate the contract between the brothers for various reasons and the online video showing a purported scuffle between the brothers in our Chambers.

“Firstly, while it is obvious that none of these materials were released from our Chambers, we are thoroughly saddened and embarrassed by these developments. As their close friends and lawyers over many years, we have done our very best to manage their differences over time and very prominent personalities have been invited in the past to intervene.

“We are well aware that we have a duty to keep the details of their disagreements confidential, so we shall say nothing here on the issues at stake. But since the disagreement is now in the public domain, and our name has been dragged into the fray, we wish to appeal to members of the public to refrain from jumping into uninformed conclusions about this feud.

“None of these talented brothers is at fault. None of them is also wholly justified and correct in their individual positions. We also wish to state categorically that, contrary to widely held opinions, none of their wives is at fault. In fact, the wives have kept their respectable and dignified distances from all the issues involved. THEY HAVE NEVER INTERFERED in any way.

Read also: Peter Okoye officially files termination letter for PSquare breakup

“We also want to state that whilst all the three brothers may have genuine grievances, nobody’s life is at risk. All the various incidents that happened in our Chambers (some as late at 12 midnight and 2am and one of which was captured in the online video) arose out of various meetings that were genuine attempts at resolving their differences. Whatever was said by all of them that were provocative were done in the heat of passion, emotion and anger. In fact, the incident in the video circulating online happened sometime around May, 2016. After all those arguments, we all still sat down and signed agreements and we were all happy.

“So, we appeal to everyone to please grant the Okoye family the privacy, prayers and support that they need at these trying times. I have also appealed to all of them not to grant further interviews at this point so as not to escalate the issues further. Whatever is going on is the usual siblings’ rivalry experienced in most families. It is nothing unusual.

“We are of the strong opinion that the brothers would eventually put away their differences and come back stronger.

Recall two days ago that social media was set abuzz after Peter posted a Snapchat video revealing that he is in Philadelphia on his own for a solo show – without his twin brother, Paul.

A week before that, Paul told fans expecting the pair to appear for their tour of US and Canada that the tour will no longer take place and ever since, both brothers have been promoting their solo careers on social media.

The feud among the brothers came to a climax yesterday when after Peter took the final step to confirm the split of the group after he sent a termination letter to the chambers of prominent lawyer, Festus Keyamo requesting that he be set free from whatever contractual agreement that binds him with his twin brother.

 

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