Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and counsel for Paul and Peter Okoye (alias PSquare), Festus Keyamo, has broken the silence on the “obvious” split and “apparent” feud between the brothers.
However, the brawl between the brothers took an ugly dimension as LIB published a video in the early hours of today in which the duo alongside their big brother Jude Okoye can be seen in physical and verbal altercations – nearly leading to an exchange of punches – at their lawyer’s office.
The incident had set the internet abuzz all day as netizens – both well-wishers and critics – waded in with most blaming their wives for the feud.
In an attempt to absolve their wives of the blame in the ongoing feud and then quell misinformation, Keyamo, who represents PSquare, took to his Facebook page to release an official statement.
He further spoke about the video circulating online showing the Okoye’s using abusive language and threatening one another.
The statement read: “Our attention has been drawn to the on-going feud between the Psquare brothers in online, print and electronic media.
“We have also been inundated with calls from the media to authenticate the correspondence Peter Okoye sent to our office, indicating his intention to terminate the contract between the brothers for various reasons and the online video showing a purported scuffle between the brothers in our Chambers.
“Firstly, while it is obvious that none of these materials were released from our Chambers, we are thoroughly saddened and embarrassed by these developments.
“As their close friends and lawyers over many years, we have done our very best to manage their differences over time and very prominent personalities have been invited in the past to intervene.
“We are well aware that we have a duty to keep the details of their disagreements confidential, so we shall say nothing here on the issues at stake.
“None of their wives is at fault. In fact, the wives have kept their respectable and dignified distances from all the issues involved. THEY HAVE NEVER INTERFERED in any way.
“We also want to state that whilst all the three brothers may have genuine grievances, nobody’s life is at risk. All the various incidents that happened in our Chambers (some as late at 12 midnight and 2am and one of which was captured in the online video) arose out of various meetings that were genuine attempts at resolving their differences.”