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Lady Calls Out Ned Nwoko For Jailing Her Father & Others Who Opposed His Land-grabbing Deals

Lady Calls Out Ned Nwoko For Jailing Her Father & Others Who Opposed His Land-grabbing Deals

Ned Nwoko, a well-known businessman, is being chastised by a young lady for unlawfully imprisoning her father and other community leaders over an alleged forced land takeover.

On Twitter, a woman identified as @pa melanin chastised the politician with six wives for abusing his wealth to exploit members of her group, one of whom is her aunt.

She wrote in her narrator:

“In 2017, Ned Nwoko instigated a crisis in the Idumuje Ugboko Community in Delta State, as a result of the community’s adamant refusal to grant him an additional 90 hectares of land after mismanaging the hectares previously granted to him.

“One Cyprian Kumaorun was allegedly killed during the ensuing crisis. My father, Okey Ifejoku, was several kilometers away in Asaba during this time. He wasn’t at the scene of the crisis and didn’t take part in any suspected brawl.

“However, Ned Nwoko has made it his mission to terrorize the group before they collapse to their knees and hand over the land to him on a silver platter.

“Mr. Okey Ifejoku (my father) has borne the brunt of Ned Nwoko’s injustice because of his role as President of the Idumuje Ugboko Development Union. Ned Nwoko has oppressed the vulnerable members of the Idumuje-Ugboko Community by using state instruments, especially the Nigerian police in Delta State and Abuja.

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“In 2017, Ned Nwoko prompted Delta State police to file a charge in the High Court of Delta State, with the number A/240C/2017, against Ochei Nnamdi and Ofonye Ufoh, for the alleged murder of Cyprian Kumaorun. The defendants were convicted on the merits of the charge.

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“Not satisfied, Ned Nwoko prompted the police to file a complaint in the magistrate’s court of Delta state, Isele-Uku, with the number MI/24C/2020, against his own king (Obi Chukwunonso Nwoko), Mr. Okey Ifejoku (my father), and four other innocent members of the community for the alleged murder of Cyprian Kumaorun. The charge was submitted to Delta state’s DPP (Director of Public Prosecutions), who informed the defendants that they had no case to answer. The allegation was dismissed based on the legal advice of the DPP.

“At the same time, Ned Nwoko moved to Abuja and arranged for my father, Mr Okey Ifejoku, and nine other members of the Idumuje Ugboko community to be arrested by FCID Abuja officers. The ten defendants were arrested and held at FCID for up to six months before being charged in two batches in court for suspected terrorism and the murder of Cyprian Kumaorun by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation.

“With all the real terrorism and banditry going on in the North-East and North-West of Nigeria, one has to wonder how the Attorney General of the Federation is so involved in a communal conflict in Idumuje Ugboko. Furthermore, how could a charge be brought in Abuja when all of the elements of the alleged crime, as well as all of the defendants, are located in Delta State?

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“The first charge, FHC/CR/169/2020, was heard by Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the FHC and has been transferred to the Delta State FHC. Justice Abang of the Federal High Court was given the charge: FH/CR/11/2019 (Mr. Okey Ifejoku and 7 others). Seven of the defendants have been granted bail as of this writing, while the innocent youth leader, Raymond Omosiete, has been held incommunicado since November 23, 2020, first at FCID Abuja and then at the Nigerian Correctional Service, Suleja. It was all because of Ned Nwoko’s prompting.

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“My father, Mr. Okey Ifejoku, spent about 5 months in both FCID and the Nigerian Correctional Centre in Kuje before perfecting his most stringent bail conditions. Seeing that almost all of the defendants have been granted bail and that the charge is being exposed for what it is, ‘outright persecution,’ Ned Nwoko prompted officers of the same FCID Abuja to launch another round of arrests, this time for the alleged murder of the same Cyprian Kumaorun, for which Mr. Okey Ifejoku had previously been discharged by the Magistrate Court, on the advice of the DPP, and a new round of arrests was launched

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“On March 25, 2021, as my father, Mr. Okey Ifejoku, and his co-defendants exited the FHC Abuja, where they had gone to attend their trial, officers of the FCID Abuja arrested him and his deputy, Mr. Godwin Akaba, and held them at FCID for almost a week until they were transferred to the Delta State Police Command, Asaba, where they are still being held.

“We were told by the FCID that they had been arrested for the alleged murder of Cyprian Kumaorun. A few weeks later, another member of the group was arrested, and the police have promised to apprehend and prosecute the entire community, despite the fact that the ongoing cases on this subject have been resolved many times.

“At the moment, my father, Mr. Okey Ifejoku, who was granted bail by the Federal High Court, is being held at the Delta State Police Command in Asaba for an offense he did not commit. He has not been charged in court, and the police have declined to release him. As all of this is going on, Ned Nwoko has instigated some members of the group who have no links to royalty to challenge King Chukwunonso’s Obiship. As a result, my king has yet to be granted a staff of office, despite the fact that he has been on the throne of his forefathers for more than three years.”

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