Darlon refutes claims of owing contractors, tasks security agencies to investigate claims of intimidation, killing

Yenagoa—The management of Darlon Oil and Gas Limited has drawn the attention of relevant authorities to a threat by some unknown persons threatening to vandalize crude oil pipelines in various locations in Bayelsa State.

It will be recalled that on Friday, banners bearing the image of Lyon, the CEO of Darlon Oil and Gas Limited were sighted in some parts of Yenagoa.

The banners which were erected by unknown persons claim Lyon is owing contractors working for his company for 29 months and has refused to pay.

Inscribed on the banners is a claim that the company is using the military to intimidate and kill people.

Responding to the claims in a statement on Friday, the Chairman of Darlon Oil and Gas Limited, Chief Levi Wilson appealed to security agencies to take the threat seriously and commence an investigation into the matter as soon as possible.

He revealed that one of the said banners which conveyed the inciting and weighty allegations was still being displayed at the Sports Complex for everyone to see.
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Giving further clarification on the allegations raised, Chief Levi said that it is laughable and regrettable for anyone to suggest the company is owing its contractors for 29 months.

“If the persons that are accusing Darlon Oil and Gas Limited of owing contractors are not sponsored on a mission to tarnish the image of the company, it is expected that such complaints should have been channeled to the appropriate quarters for attention.

“For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to appeal to our accusers to provide evidence that a formal complaint has been forwarded to our office without any response from us if their intentions are genuine.

“However, we wish to inform the general public that it is on record that the company is in good financial standing with all its contractors and partners up to date, appeal that the allegations should be disregarded until proven to be true.

“We are using this medium to advise the messengers of the threat to rather devote their time in supporting the fight against pipeline vandalism which will, in turn, increase the revenue of Nigeria and Bayelsa State,” the statement reads in part.

The statement assured members of the public that Darlon Oil and Gas Limited remains grateful to all its partners and stakeholders who have contributed so much to the fight against crude oil theft.

The company equally promised that no partner or stakeholder will be abandoned.

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