Delta State-born award-winning investigative journalist, Prince Amour Udemude, has accused Mr. Jay Ogor, a younger brother to the immediate past Minority Leader and current member representing Isoko Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Leo Ogor of threatening to kill him.
Udemude accused Mr. Jay of making the threat in a telephone chat with him over a Facebook post he made on plots by some persons to remove the member-elect for Isoko North Constituency in Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Jude Ogbimi.
The journalist said Mr. Jay, who is also scheming to contest the Delta South senatorial ticket on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 general elections, alleged that he insulted his elder brother (Hon. Leo Ogor) on the said Facebook post.
An allegation the journalist, however, denied.
Narrating the incident to his fellow Journalists, 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 another of his political associate, Emmanuel Egbabor, immediate past Isoko North council chairman, 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 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.
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“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.
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.
However, efforts to speak with Jay Ogor on the journalist allegation against him proved abortive as repeated calls to his telephone ranged out.