Veteran musician, Onyeka Onwenu, has denied reports that she had a shouting match with Nollywood actress, Patience Ozokwor, over access to the Presidential Villa.
Onyeka described the online media report as a “lie from the pits of hell’’, adding that it was concocted to tarnish her image.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the two were said to have fought over Nzokwor’s alleged access to the presidential office without the knowledge of Onyeka, who is the Director General of the National Centre for Women Development.
She expressed shock and disappointed with the report, saying it was meant to damage her reputation.
“Let it be placed on record that the said story is false in its entirety.
“It is obviously a figment of the sponsor’s depraved imagination, as Lady Onyeka Onwenu does not control access to Aso Rock, nor was involved with the disbursement of funds to any group,“ a statement by her Special Assistant, Lami Makoji-Ojo, said.
“Onyeka was never in a meeting with Patience Ozokwor or any artist for that matter and was never involved in a quarrel or fight with anyone, the statement added.
Similarly, Ozokwor, in a statement also denied the allegation.
“I really don’t know why people write what they can’t investigate. Ms. Onyeka Onwenu and I don’t have any issues.
“I have never been to her office before and she has never been to mine.
“We see at different functions and greet ourselves with respect accordingly. Why should they write false stories about us just to sell their papers?
“Anyone who stains my name that I have struggled to build will have to answer to God in heaven.
“I am not a new act that will be looking for scandals on the internet.
“If I have issues with anyone, I walk up to the person, call him or her, and trash it out and then move on,’’ Ozokwor said.