By Odimegwu Onwumere
Known for using feint as the best way to govern and using pseudonyms to blackmail critics of the Abia State Government, which they have done to me in the blogs they create and pages they have on some established websites, by libelling me a kidnapper, rapist, killer, extortionist, ex-convict and so on, in order to cow me and, because they are not objective with issues and are shallow in the profession of the pen, the Abia State Government and its agents are purportedly doing everything within their covers to exonerate Chinedum Orji, the drastic son of Gov. Theodore Ahamefule Orji, who was fingered in the death of one John Ndubuka, said was the junior Orji’s Personal Assistant.
Having been paying some online media to pull down stories that do not favour the government, Orji and family, but especially the story as this writer allegedly reported when the incident happened in February, what the Gov. Orjis are seemingly doing now is to publish falsehood against the initial reportages that it was Chinedum who apparently asked his police orderly to shoot Ndubuka in broad daylight.
Junketing from one website to the other, publishing falsehood against the critics of the government and against the stories linking Chinedum to the murder of Ndubuka, an evidence is the one they published in 247ureports.com, (now their arch-allied?) with the URL thus – http://247ureports.com/?p=50565&cpage=1#comment-481258 – saying that some of the groups who raised their voices during the incident have pleaded that they were misinformed.
While this writer investigated one of the groups they said that have apologized, it was found to be untrue that the organization really apologized.
The goofing 247ureports.com seemingly being paid heavily to be publishing Gov. T.A Orji’s misinformation reported that, “Information reaching us from Umuahia reveals that the noise generated over the accidental death of the cousin to Engineer Chinedu Orji [Governor Orji’s son] recently may have been result of blackmail… published on Igbere TV… The ‘reports’ had attributed the cause of John Ndukuba’s death to Engineer Chinedu Orji… But the outfit ‘Igbere TV’ was quick to apologize for the publication’. It came through written message from Igbere TV following the arrest of one of the send authors of the publication.
The apparent lies of the Gov. Orjis against Igbere TV continues thus: “Once again we at Igbere TV are dissociating ourselves from our former colleague who have aligned with one odimegwu onwumere to link the arrest of one Ebere Wabara to Abia gov. Our investigations revealed that Ebere Wabara who is Orji Uzor Kalus P A. was arrested by the police on an article he wrote in SUN claiming that Engr. Chinedum Orji killed his late cousin, John Ndubuka. Recall that this falsehood was published on Igbere TV and we did apologize to Engr. Orji when we found out the truth. The police authorities have been investigating this incident and since Ebere Wabara claims knowledge of who killed John, police want him to come and give more clue in the court. As for the wife of Wabara who was lamenting the husband’s arrest, she should have warned him against defaming people’s character. Let Ebere go to court and provide evidence over his claims. We at igbere TV want Ebere prosecuted in the law court”.
Blablabla!!! In the same vein, it could be recalled that straight-away after the incident, the Abia State Government through its garrulous Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Eze Chikamnayo was quick to dissociate Chinedum from the purported murder Ndubuka without even allowing the police, which they said were investigating the matter, to do their job.
Chikamnayo, in his usual pummeled-conscience for paltry remunerations from his job, said, “The victim, Mr. Ndubuka was hit by a bullet that killed him from an unknown source while leaving the venue at the end of a successful civic reception organized by Ikwuano/Umuahia people for the governor on Saturday.”
Conversely, like the Catholic Bishop of Umuahia Diocese ostensibly voiced in a national newspaper in an article titled, “Don’t sweep Ndubuka’s death under carpet –Bishop”, the security agencies handling the investigation into the death of late Ndubuka, Personal Assistant to Chinedum Orji, should not allow this go carpeted. Like it was reported that the Bishop said, “This senseless killing can never be the destiny of the young man to be so killed in the full glare of the crowd. What we are saying is that the shooting and killing of Ndubuka who was an ardent Catholic should not be allowed to go the way of other such shootings…”
Odimegwu Onwumere, a Poet/Writer, writes from Rivers State.