Group wants Police to arrest George Uboh within 48hrs over blackmail of 200 prominent Nigerians
A youth group under the aegis of Nigerian Progressive Youth Congress (NPYC), has urged the Nigeria Police and the Department of State Security (DSS) to arrest an ex-convict, George Uboh, for blackmailing and publishing false information against over 200 prominent Nigerians and organisations.
The group made the call on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at a well-attended press conference in Abuja.
The President, Dr. Rotimi Adefarasin, and Secretary, Mallam Ibrahim Ahmad who addressed the conference, said it was about time the serial blackmailer, Uboh was tame before he set the country in flames with his fake news and blackmail mill.
The statement read, “The attention of the Nigerian Progressive Youth Congress (NPYC), an umbrella body for all sociocultural youth groups from across the country, has been drawn to the criminal activities of one George Uboh who goes about blackmailing and raising false alarms against politicians, business moguls, government agencies, private organizations and public figures to extoll his victims. The questionable fellow has blackmailed over 200 individuals and organizations in Nigeria.
“His blackmail mill is not only dubious but a mischievous attempt to tarnish the hard-earned and unblemished images of those distinguished Nigerians and organizations. Therefore, the Nigerian Progressive Youth Congress condemns in the strongest terms the scandalous, malicious and defamatory publications of George Uboh against eminent Nigerians and organizations. NPYC finds his cyber gangsterism as baseless, illegal and very unacceptable.
“Our findings on the unhinged fellow, Uboh, revealed that he is an infamous fraudster and ex-convict who has no relevance and character apart from being used for pen thuggery and propaganda machine in the hands of unscrupulous politicians. Uboh was convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment by Justice Sunday Ebenezer Aladetoyinbo of the Federal Capital Territory High Court Abuja in 2016 for converting the property of the defunct Police Equipment Foundation to his own use. Such unrepentant fraudster should never be trusted.
“George Uboh, a certified fraudster was previously convicted of wire fraud in the United States. He was prosecuted after US law enforcement agents carried out a major raid on a credit card and bank fraud ring led by Uboh in Georgia in 1992. He eventually came out of the US jail on January 16, 2001. Typical of notorious criminals, despite being jailed twice, Uboh has refused to change his ways.
“Uboh sensationally accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of diverting proceeds from recovered assets. He also accused the House of Representatives panel, set up to look into the 48 million barrels of oil that were allegedly illegally sold in China, of lacking transparency. He has occasionally disrespected the Federal Government with his endless false alarms of corruption and money laundry in ministries, agencies and parastatals.
“This serial blackmailer and fraudster own a magazine that he uses to blackmail politicians and bigwigs who refused to pay ransom to his blackmail mill. It is on record that the notorious cyber gangster, George Uboh has blackmailed many prominent Nigerians including Governors Olukayode Fayemi, Godwin Obaseki, Ifeanyi Okowa, and Aminu Tambuwal of Ekiti, Edo, Delta and Sokoto states respectively. Others are Governors Yahaya Bello, Sanni Bello, Samuel Ortom, Darius Ishiaku, and Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Kogi, Niger, Benue, Taraba and Adamawa states respectively.
“Even the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Godwin Emefiele, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, and Senator Andy Uba, former Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial Zone and All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Anambra State, are not left out of George Uboh’s blackmail mill.
“It is regrettably lugubrious that, a convicted fraudster like George Uboh is blackmailing and accusing others of fraud.
“While urging the general public to ignore the malicious publications of the cybercriminal, we implore his victims to take legal action against George Uboh and his propagandist organization/media: George Uboh Whistleblowers Network and George Uboh Magazine.
“Finally, we call on the Nigeria Police and the Department of State Security to arrest George Uboh within 48 hours, before he set the country in flames with his blackmail mill.”