The whole scam to swindle Mrs. Oyindamola Amuka, was blown open by her courageous husband Mr. Sam Amuka, publisher of vanguard newspaper who refused to be sucked in by pointblanknews.com agent Steve Chinua-Ogwu, a self acclaimed freelance journalist that was reportedly sacked from Nigerian police for theft.
According to police report tendered at the Ikeja magistrate court 19, tagged “The police report on 419 case by Steve Chunuwa Ogwu, friend of Giwa-Amu and agent of pointblanknews.com” . Conflict over the sharing formula of four million naira(about $26,000) initially collected from Mrs. Amuka prompted Steven Chunuwa-Ogwu to visit Mr Amuka with the “make belief ritual pictures” demanding for money not to publish it in pointblanknews.com.
Since Amuka had no skeleton in his cupboard and knowing his wife so well, decided to promptly report the incidence to the police near his vanguard office and Police investigation was later to revealed to the court that:-
“The fraudsters took Mrs. Â Oyin through stage-managed ritual murder processes in search of the spiritual solution for her son’s illness at a shrine (mud house) in a bush at Igbolu area of Iyede, Ikorodu, Lagos.
The photographs taken at the scene were later given special effects falsely presenting Oyin as having been involved in ritual murder. One of the pictures was a headless body of a young man while the other is a bodiless head”
Vanguard Newspaper June 8,2009 click the link below:
The said crime was committed with the active connivance of some police officers who were later arrested and tried, some of the affected officers refunded in part or all their own share of the N4million. The use of some unscrupulous police officer is key strategy of pointblanknews.com blackmail gambit it re-echoes in all cases investigated against them.
However, before the Nigerian police charged the case to court pointblanknews.com, the propaganda arm of the blackmailers was busy dishing out all manner of falsehood in serialized publication aimed at giving cloak of truth to the whole blackmail. In one of the publication (http://www.pointblanknews.com/os1765.html ).To make the reading public believe the doctored pictures they were told that: “The pictures are already being authenticated by forensic and photographic experts contacted by Pointblanknews.com at the John Jay’s College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, CUNY. Several other Forensic experts have also expressed interest in assisting the Court in working on the case.
Moreover, the truth came to fore in the court room, when the same head that was purportedly severed in the picture was speaking in Ikeja magistrate court. He was Muyideen Alayande the son of Alhaji Rasheed Alayande one the 419ners arrested in connection with the staging of ritual killing with the aim of duping that pointblanknews.com was actively involved in. See vanguard January 21,2010, click on the link below:
Pointblanknews.com , tried to no avail to misrepresent the court proceeding because they were one of the beneficiary of the scam. While they threaten the life of Mrs Amuka ,they had temporary victory, the poor woman parted with N4million naira and had to fled to London for safety. While Mrs Amuka was in London a former ally (name withheld) confided in BlackmailerBuster (BB NEWS), that Jackson ude coordinated the plan to threaten and collect £20,000.00 from her.
Nevertheless, but for the audacity of Mr Sam Amuka to challenge this blackmailer, most gullible Nigerians would have concluded that this is yet another typical ritual murder to keep the rich on the ladder of wealth. Merely looking at the doctored picture
Steve Chinua-Ogwu, Agent of pointblanknews.com in handcuffs arrive at Ikeja Magistrate Court
The Publisher of Vanguard Newspaper Mr Sam Amuka’s court statement Vanguard July 24, 2009 http://www.vanguardngr.com/2009/07/how-steve-chinua-ogwu-scandalise...
Mrs Amuka statement in court – Vanguard Newspaper July 28, 2009 http://www.vanguardngr.com/2009/07/how-i-was-duped-of-n4m-mrs-amuka/
Despite the arrest and prosecution of the agent of pointblanknews.com Steve Chinua-Ogwu the outfit has continously perfect ways to continue to ply its trade of blackmail. The website mainly copy and embellish news from most on-line newspapers/forums in Nigeria and abroad. Within this contest it hatches its blackmail plot. Their key strategy for every of their victim has a recurrent theme: Smear Campaign, Use of fake journalist to demand for money, plotting a make believe scandal, use of civil society organization to deepen public perception in fovour of their blackmail.
Their list of target of pointblanknews.com for extortion include politicians, religious leaders and successful business people. It is curious to note that apart from Mrs Oyindamola Amuka and Sam Amuka , this fellow tried to swindle Abia state by continuous publication of negative story on the state . When that did not yield that desired result since the govonor did not give in to their proposal, they reverted to demonizing the governor’s son Engr. Chinedu Orji with all manner of fictitious stories. In one account the public were deliberately misinformed that Engr. Orji was involved in a brawl with military personnel and got severely beaten and flown abroad at a time the governors son was very much in the state going about his quite life and routine. Unfortunately for pointblanknews.com the whole story lost its steam when they attempted to link the governor son with kidnap as revenge for the fracas he had with the military personnel.
When Engr chinedu Orji refuse to give in to the demand by pointblanknews.com to pay N50 million naira so that they would stop further publication of their fiction, the publisher and Editor in-chief of this organ of blackmail Jackson Ude went to town with yet another story that the governors son was threatening him as a way of currying public sympathy for his blackmail venture . The saving grace for Engr Chinedu Orji is that he is not a social freak ,lives a very quite life, dose not crave for attention or meddle into Abia state matters .For eight year that his father was the Chief of staff he was never know for running any ring of influence even in the first four years of his father as a governor he was little known. At the twilight of the first tenure of his father when Orji Uzu Kalu and mother Excellency(Orji Uzu Kalu mother),vowed to stop his return to government house that Engr Orji took up the gauntlet ,led a vibrant campaign that forced the self acclaimed master strategist to kiss the dust. After the victory Engr Orji returned to his quite life and mainly concern itself with facilitating the benefit of democratic dividend to the teaming number of youth and supporter that were at the fore front of facilitating his fathers victory at the pools. His rising profile no doubt remain a source of concern to those he dislodged as power brokers in Abia state politics and for Jackson Ude such is a business opportunity for blackmail.
In the same Abia Jackson Ude, flagged off yet another plot of blackmail to get money and wrestle power from Honourable Nkeiruka Onyejeocha who represents his Federal constituency Umunneochi/ Isiukwuato in the national assembly . Under the caption “REP MEMBER IN EXAM SCANDAL...Hires Aide to Write NABTEB Exams” started the hit on Honourable Nkeiruka Onyejeocha and sent several of the fake journalist after her for money and when she refuse to pick strange calls Jackson Ude complained bitterly on his site that she was avoiding calls from journalist. The story is part of the grand design to rubbish the impeccable credibility of Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha before the race for the converted seat for the house of representatives, that for now appear to be the exclusive right of this vibrant legislator who heads the house committee on aviation. The towering profile of Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha and her acceptability among women, youths and community leaders in her constituency has been a source of concern to Jackson Ude and his co-travelers.
A former ally (name withheld) of the Jackson Ude informed BlackmailerBuster.com (BB NEWS) that , Jackson Ude and his gang went ahead to register for NABTEP examination using one of her public outing pictures with canopy . After posting absent for her severally, they invited the Personal Assistant(PA) to Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha who is based in her village (as a mobiliser) that she has a message for her boss. On getting to the scene, she drove into the ambush of police and other media people that have been prepared for the plot. With the plot concluded Jackson Ude broadcasted it online using pointblanknews.com and consistently work to hoodwink other media outfit to publishing it. Same strategy they employed for Mrs Oyindamola Amuka(Vanguard Publishers Wife)
The list of Jackson Ude’s target is expanding from business people to politicians and religious leaders his former ally reveal to BlackmailerBuster.com (BB NEWS) ,he is always after those who will want to avoid scandal at all cost. We only hope all his victim will show the kind of courage displayed by Mr. Sam Amuka(The publisher of Vanguard Newspaper).