Okunbo family has described as fake news the plans by the family to sell late business mogul and philanthropist, Captain (Dr) Idahosa Okunbo’s assets.
The Okunbos have vehemently denied reports that the family has put up his multi-million naira hotel in Abuja for sale or any of his assets.
In a statement signed on behalf of the family by Kingsley Okunbo, the family said the publication, (was “evil and reprehensible concoction of preposterous fallacy by a mischievous author/authors of the above piece under reference.”
The statement added that it could not “imagine what the motive for this wicked misinformation which could only have emanated from the mischievous author/authors and meddlesome interlopers from the very pits of hell. But, we leave the resolution of same in the Hands of God Almighty.”
The younger Okunbo stated, in the statement, that while he was alive, the late businessman muted the idea of selling some of his assets which he had inalienable right to do, “to clear his table before his glorious transition”, but the family was not privy to any conclusion on the said hotel nor his final wish in his Will.
“Suffice it to say, therefore, that this wicked piece is nothing but an unfortunate figment of the evil imagination of depraved persons. The Okunbo family stands united in ensuring the consolidation of the laudable legacy our departed dearly beloved son left behind. We will leave no stone unturned to celebrate this generational gift to humanity and this he eminently deserves,” the statement added.
The statement stated that the Okunbo family “would ordinarily have ignored and not deemed it worthy to dignify such irresponsible piece of extremely diabolical mischief with a response, but given that we are still in a mourning mood in honor of our illustrious son, brother, father and highly celebrated son of universal repute, we have seized this opportunity to issue this rebuttal, for the records lest a satanic lie be misconstrued for truth.