Rotimi Amaechi has dismissed claims by the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB that he was physically beaten in Madrid, Spain saying that his dexterity and the intervention of the Spanish police stopped the IPOB activists in their tracks.
The minister of transportation while dismissing the claims that he was physically touched in a statement on Saturday said that the Spanish police physically protected hm from the misinformed miscreants.
In the clarification made on Saturday, the minister’s aide said:
“We must clarify that in the incident of the attack yesterday on the Minister in Madrid, where Amaechi was part of the official Nigerian government delegation to the United Nations (UN) climate change conference (COP25), IPOB members did not “beat”, physically assault or cause any bodily harm to the honourable Minister.”
Observing that the intention of the IPOB operatives to physically touch the minister failed, the aide said:
“But their violent evil plot failed woefully due to the dexterity of Amaechi to resist them, protect and defend himself, and the prompt intervention of the Spanish police who repelled the motley crowd of misguided attackers. Even the video circulated online by the attackers confirmed this much.”