Reno Omokri, an ex-aide to former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, has debunked claims that he was paid by popular Nigerian singer Naira Marley to interview him over allegations of being involved in the death of his former label singee, Mohbad.
Debunking the claims in a statement released via his official X handle after his interview with the embattled Nigerian singer, Mr Omokri detailed that he looked for Naria Marley and convinced him to tell his story to allow the world to know the other side of the one-sided story.
“To anyone saying Naira Marley paid me to do PR for him, let us have a spiritual pact. If it is true, may I never prosper. And if it is a lie, may God find you and Judge you publicly. In Yeshua’s Name. I don’t reason like you. I have been the victim of herd mentality and groupthink,” Mr Omkri said.
“I empathise with people in Azeez Fashola’s present condition. I looked for Naira Marley and convinced him to tell his story,” he added,
Further buttressing his decision to interview the singer, Omokri suggested that he read about rumours of his sack as a presidential spokesman five times in the papers.
Mr Omokri has continued to be a subject of heavy criticism after his interview with the singer whom many have continued to call for his arrest over the demise of Mohbad, News About Nigeria gathered.
However, against the increased call for their arrest, the former presidential aide interviewed the singer on Wednesday night, where the singer reiterated that he was not responsible for Mohbad’s death, calling for the police to investigate and unravel the possible cause of his demise.