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How I Escaped Being Attacked By Thugs Loyal To Ex-House Of Representatives’ Minority Leader, Ogor—Journalist

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An investigative journalist primarily based in Delta state, Prince Amour Udemude, has stated he narrowly escaped an assault by a bunch of individuals suspected to be thugs and allegedly loyal to a former minority chief within the Home of Representatives, Leo Ogor. 

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Ogor can be the member representing Isoko federal constituency within the Nationwide Meeting.



Based on Odemude, the thugs, led by one Goddey Igorigo, recognized as a former political aide to Ogor, accosted him on Monday at Oleh, headquarters of Isoko South Native Authorities Space of the state.

Udemude had final month raised the alarm over alleged threats to his life by one Jay Ogor, recognized as a youthful brother of the lawmaker. 

Igorigo is the Particular Assistant (SA) to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Youths and Neighborhood Growth and likewise an ally of Jay Ogor. 

The journalist alleged that on sighting him on the residence of a member representing Isoko South constituency 1 within the state Home of Meeting, Kenneth Ogba, who died on Sunday at Oleh, Igorigo mobilised some armed males to the place. 

Based on the correspondent, the lads have been about 15.

Narrating what occurred, Udemude stated, “I went to the residence of the late lawmaker, Kenneth Ogba in Oleh to cowl the condolence go to by the state Home of Meeting delegation, led by the Speaker, Sheriff Oborevwori. I noticed Goddey Igorigo, recognized as a former political aide to the previous minority chief within the Home of Representatives and member representing Isoko federal constituency within the Nationwide Meeting, Leo Ogor.

“Shortly after, I observed that Igorigo was making calls and I started to see some dangerous guys usually used to trigger hassle throughout elections coming in. I noticed him pointing at me whereas addressing these guys he had invited to the premises to assault me. Among the many guys, some cult members have been additionally recognized and unknowingly to me they’d gone to put ambush for me. After some time, I noticed them advancing in direction of me, some with harmful weapons.

“At this level, the eye of the quick previous council chairman of Isoko South and former chairman of the Affiliation of Native Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Delta state chapter, Constantine Ikpokpo was drawn to what was occurring. He referred to as the chief of the thugs, Igorigo, and warned him towards attacking a journalist finishing up his lawful duties.

“I overheard the previous political aide to Ogor saying he, his boss, Leo Ogor and Jay Ogor had scores to settle with me and that he would use his cult members to deal mercilessly with me. He additionally stated for all the time exposing the Ogors within the media, I should be handled and that when he was achieved with me, I might stop to be a journalist. He stated he had the backing of the federal lawmaker and his youthful brother, Jay Ogor, who had threatened my life final month.

“Because the quick previous council chairman was admonishing Igorigo and the thugs he delivered to assault me, I managed to flee. As I used to be escaping, one of many thugs was saying they might proceed to trace me till I’m silenced perpetually. I would like most of the people to know that ought to something occur to me or any member of my household, the federal lawmaker, Leo Ogor, his youthful brother, Jay Ogor and his former aide, Igorigo ought to be held accountable.”

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