The family of late Chief Nyoun Maddocks Lisbon Otorudigha, has distanced themselves from the allegations that they brought soldiers to raid youths and innocent citizens of Opu-Nembe Kingdom during their father’s burial last Friday in Nembe LGA of Bayelsa state.

NAIJA LIVE TV reported that the Council of Chiefs in Opu-Nembe kingdom called on government and relevant agencies to immediately come to their aid following a great “military siege” in the kingdom on Friday 23rd June, 2023.

NAIJA LIVE TV also recall that former Youth president of Opu-Nembe Kingdom, Mr. Theophilous Iruo, alleged that the Youth President of the community, Mr Ayerite Moses, and his boys approached members of late Chief Nyoun Maddocks Lisbon Otorudigha’s family, demanding a substantial amount of money as security fee, threatening that they would stop the ongoing burial if security levy was not paid which subsequently caused a military presence in the Community.

But the first son of the deceased, Mr Ebibeinyai Lisbon, in a statement, said the youths of Opu-Nembe kingdom NEVER approached his family with demands individually or collectively that the family should pay security fee before going on with the burial of their father.

He said the ongoing radio announcement and on social media platforms alleging that the youth of Opu-Nembe led by its president , Engineer Ayerite Moses, approached the family for grant as security fee before their late father’s burial could take place is not true.


Ebibeinyai Lisbon, the son of the deceased said “the family also wishes to use this medium to distant itself from any involvement in any military or police operation in the community.”

The late Chief Nyoun Maddocks Lisbon Otorudigha family said the general public should disregard the said allegations saying that it is aimed at causing disaffection between the family and the youths.

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