Former Commissioner of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Hon. Festus Utuama has refuted a fabricated story published by an online media outfit, Secret Reporters that he slept with his political friend’s wife, Mrs. Success Kwode, saying there was no iota of truth about the story.
Utuama who reacted through his media aide, Mr. John Dugbe, said it was the imagination of the writer and his political enemies who are doing everything within their reach to bring his name that he has built over the years to the mud.
Dugbe stated that his boss’s friend, Hon. Charles Kwode does not have any wife with the name Mrs. Success Kwode but the author of the fabricated story just did it in order to spoil his name. “Hon. Charles Kwode is my boss’s friend and still come to his house almost on daily basis. How could the author of the story claimed that his boss’s friend confirmed the story and yet he was unable to give him (the writer) his wife’s real name. And again said my boss’s friend (Hon. Kwode) threatened him with court suit should he published the story”.
“Ordinarily, my boss was not ready to join issues with his perceived political enemies because he knows that they cannot do anything to his name and reputation, except God allows it”, Dugbe said.
“I want the public to disregard the publication because our legal team is already making moves to locate the address of the media outfit that the author used and at the end prepare a suit against the author of the fabricated story”, Dugbe added.