…Demands Full Spill Clean Up and Exit of Shell from Ogoni Land.
Following the total degradation of Ogoni land due to the incessant crude oil exploration, exploitation and high scale oil theft by insensitive Multi National Oil Companies especially Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Prince Victor Kirika has taken upon himself a herculean burden to seek justice at the highest Court for the victimized people of Ogoni land.
Kirika, a prince of Ogoni land and Peace Ambassador has finally made public his plans to relocate to the United Kingdom to meet with his lawyers in order to finalize the suit against Shell before the International Criminal Court, (ICC) Hague, Netherlands, over the Oil company’s decade long fraudulent and criminal activities in Ogoni land including countless killings and rape of women and girls perpetuated by the Nigerian Military affiliated with Shell operations in the oil rich community of Rivers State.
The eloquent prince who was visibly saddened by the alleged connivance of the Federal Government with Shell to carry out these nefarious acts against his community, revealed in an exclusive interview that, before the death of Human Right Activist, Ken Saro Wiwa, SPDC has illegally moved $49 billion from the shores of Nigeria at the detriment of the Ogoni people who were seen as war trophies.
In his words, “I want the whole world to know that Shell Petroleum Development Company has deceived the Ogoni people. They connived with the Federal Government, they have taken everything that the Ogoni people have and I want the whole world to know that before the death of Ken Saro Wiwa, Shell has looted $49bn out of Ogoni land. Shell connived with Abacha and killed Ogoni people. They rendered many of the Ogoni people homeless, they raped our women. So we can not sit down and watch this people go away with our money.”
“The Ogoni people can never sit down again and watch strangers, foreigners come take everything that belongs to us. We shall fight and as a Peace Ambassador, we are not going to fight them in a violent manner, that is why we are filing a suit to the International Criminal Court demanding Shell to give us our $49bn they took from Ogoni land. Ogoni people wallow in abject poverty. Poverty is reigning supreme in Ogoni land while our oil is going out everyday.” Prince Kirika echoed.
He sustained that, “When you come to Ogoni land, you will cry for the Ogoni people. 98% of Ogoni youths that are graduates, they survive from riding ‘Okada’ (commercial motorcycles) and $49bn has been taken away from the region. Shell, they are criminals, they are fraudsters, they are killers. They should be prepared because we are meeting in court. I am not afraid of anybody, nobody can intimidate me. Not even the devil can intimidate me. I am not afraid of the Police either because even the Ogoni people in the Nigeria Police Force are suffering. Most of the Ogoni Police Officers who were sent to arrest me, cried and started supporting me.”
“By the Grace of God, I have filed a suit at the ICC and we are going to achieve results before the end of 2018 and we must fight for justice. I have every evidence concerning this and I have all the proofs that Ogoni people are suffering. That Shell looted our money and as I speak to you they are taking oil from Ogoni land. I know that Shell will find their own evidence because they would want to cover up because they are criminals. They should stop bribing Ogoni people.”
Kirika further berated the Ogoni Clean Up exercise by the Federal Government and Shell stressing that if anybody says that there is a clean up in Ogoni land, let the person come out and show it to the World, revealing that the exercise was a campaign strategy by the APC Federal Government to win a senatorial election in Rivers State.
“We agree with the UNEC Report that Shell and Federal Government should commence a clean up in Ogoni land which they came, they flag off but we never knew that they were deceiving us. They deceived us because they want an APC candidate- Senator Magnus Abe to emerge as Senator. There is nothing like clean up in Ogoni land. They deceived us after that, Shell came and started laying pipe. I went and stopped them with my boys, they threatened me with Police officers who shot at us but we are not threatened because they have stolen from us.”
“There is no clean up in Ogoni Land. The Federal Government are criminals, they should go to court and I will face them. They have deceived my people and we can never seat down and watch them take what belongs to us. I said they are criminals, they don’t have money to commence clean up but they have money to fight Boko Haram with One Billion dollars. They should commence a sincere clean up. We all know what clean up is all about. If you go to some foreign countries, like Dubai, Australia, Singapore you will see how clean up has been done, they are like Heaven. Go to Abuja you will see what I am saying. Abuja is like Heaven but where is the money coming from? They are budgeting money to the North East, where is the money coming from?
“The recommendation of the clean up in Ogoni land approved by UN, shows that the death of Ken Saro Wiwa and all Ogonis that were killed by the Nigerian military were innocent. I am urging Shell to give us our $49bn they took from Ogoni land, they should commence full clean up in Ogoni land, they should build apartments for the innocent citizens of Ogoni land they rendered homeless and for the people that were raped and killed by the Nigerian Military, they will surely face justice.
“I am bitterly crying out to the whole world and telling everyone of the injustice slammed on my people by this foreign oil company. Ogoni people are suffering and I am begging Shell to peacefully pack their load out of Ogoni land or there will be continuous protest in Ogoni land till they pack out. We never invited them and we do not want them anywhere near our community because they are deceivers, they are killers. We are tired of dying. This is wicked and am assuring the Federal Government of Nigerian, come rain, come shine, Shell will soon pack out of Ogoni land.”