Delta state based investigative Journalist, Prince Amour Udemude, has raised the alarm over alleged threats to kill him by one Jay Ogor, identified as younger brother to former minority leader, House of Representatives and member representing Isoko federal constituency in the national Assembly, Leo Ogor.
Narrating his ordeal to The Union Nigeria, Udemude said, “On Saturday at about 9:40pm, I saw a miss call on my phone which was later discovered to be from Jay Ogor, younger brother to former minority leader, house of representatives and member representing Isoko federal constituency in the national Assembly, Leo Ogor.
“After a while I received a call from a former Local Government Chairman, Isoko North, Mr. Emmanuel Egbabor, telling me that Jay has asked him to put me and Jay on conference call and I obliged him. The next thing I heard was Jay raining abuses on me and shouting on top of his voice threatening and boasting to kill me, he was going to deal with me mercilessly, he was going to teach me a lesson I will never forget in my entire life and that he will send his boys after me and will also use the DSS to lock me up.
“Jay, said, he has kept mute for too long while I continued to insult his elder brother, Leo Ogor on social media. Jay was threatening brimstones and fire and vowed to first, flog me, break my bones and after he has dealt with me, I will know he’s not a person to joke with and at the mentioning of his elder brother I will run for my dear life.
“Jay accused me of making a post on social media where he said I mentioned and accused his elder brother of sponsoring some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who connived with the national chairman of Allied People’s Movement, (APM), Alhaji Yusuf Mamman Dantalle and dragged the PDP winner of the April, 10, 2021 bye election for the Isoko North constituency, Delta state House of Assembly Jude Ogbimi to the tribunal.
“There was no iota of truth in Jay’s accusation, there was no time I made mentioned of his elder brother regarding the issue of sponsoring some PDP members who connived with APM to drag the PDP winner of April, 10, 2021 bye election for the Isoko North constituency, Delta state House of Assembly, Jude Ogbimi to the tribunal to upturn his victory. I only made post concerning the issue but his elder brother’s name was never mentioned in my writeup.
“I asked Jay whether he saw where his elder brother’s name was mentioned by me concerning the above issue that warranted his threats on me, he said no but insisted that he must surely deal with me and use me as a scapegoat to others to learn. Jay and his elder brother should be held responsible if anything happens to me or any member of my family.”, the Journalist stated.
The federal lawmaker’s younger brother who is currently nursing a senatorial ambition come 2023, it was gathered has penchant for issuing threats to life on people and the last before this was on the late former house of Assembly majority leader, Tim Owhefere.
Civil society organizations in the state have condemned in strong terms the alleged threats to life on the Journalist by the federal lawmaker’s younger brother and warned that should any harm comes near the Journalist or any member of his family, he should be held liable.
Responding to the allegations, Mr Jay Ogor in a phone call with The Union Nigeria said, “don’t call me with those rubbish. I am not interested in those your journalism rubbish. Look me up and see, am I one of the politicians that get involved in all those rubbish? I am a business man. You guys should be mindful how you write your stories.”
“What did they teach you guys in journalism school? You investigate. You guys have turned these things to a way of rubbishing elders in the community and it is very wrong. A man that has grown his career for over 20 years, a young boy will just take his pen and start writing rubbish. Because he is looking for peanut or he is been used by someone else. I am in a meeting I will call you back.” Mr Ogor stated.