Social media influencer, Japhet Omojuwa has revealed how he fell out with a former Minister of Education, Dr. Obi Ezekwezili, claiming that he was tired of been used to fight her proxy wars.
The former minister and Omojuwa have been on each others throat, over allegations by Ezekwezili that she was listed as a director in Omojuwa’s company, Alpha Reach without her consent.
Omojuwa, in a letter to the chambers of Falana and Falana, Ezekwesili’s lawyers through Babalakin and co, detailed how his relationship with her, that spanned 10 years began and how they fell out.
The letter from Babalakin and Co reads in part: “Our client has a 10-year relationship with your client dating back to 2011. Our client had just completed the mandatory National Youth Service when he met your client, who took him under her wings and even assisted in paying part of his rent in Abuja in 2012.
“The relationship began when our client visited your client’s house in Abuja in the company of Mallam Nash El-Rufai, upon her request. Our client enjoyed a triangular relationship with your client and Mallam EI-Rufai, whom your client used to refer to as her “brother”.
“Both Mallam El-Rufai and your client were listed as Directors of Alpha Reach Company Limited when it was registered in 2012, with their full consent.
“Likewise, our client recalls being seated at the suite of a respected man of God at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja, trusting your client with some very personal and painful stories.
“At a point in our client’s life, your client was his most trusted person and confidant. Some people can attest to this fact, and they will, at the appropriate time and forum.
“The relationship between your client and our client deteriorated because our client is no longer the impressionable boy who had just completed his NYSC in 2011.
“He is a man who has earned his stripes and is no longer willing to fight proxy wars or be used to fight perceived enemies by a benefactor. He is tired of your client’s constant efforts to control his public views and tweets.
“While he remains grateful for your client’s past contributions to his growth and development and is sad about the recent turn of events, our client is ready to use every piece of information at his disposal to defend himself and his future against your client’s ungodly allegations.”