Peace, security to life and property have relatively returned to the oil rich Omoku, the capital of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, following the exit of the dreaded Don Wanny, and the operations of the Onelga Security Planning & Advisory Committee (OSPAC) in the area.
The resurgence of incessant threats of kidnapping and intent to defraud unsuspecting hardworking indigenes of the area by some faceless individuals has for the umpteenth time stirred feelings of insecurity among community members, giving the people sleepless nights. A development that necessitated the involvement of the Department of State Services (DSS) leading to the unveiling of the real face behind the mask.
After a thorough investigation and spirited effort of the men of DSS, the identity of the man behind the nefarious act was unveiled. He is Mr Felix Oriuwa Ukwosah, a native of Omoku town and a teaching staff at Community Secondary School, Omoku, who also doubles as an evangelist at Christ Apostlic Church, Omoku.
According to preliminary investigation, the suspect, Mr Felix, who is currently in police custody, used one Ugorji Obieti’s name to issue threat messages to ONELGA people to defraud the unsuspecting victims.
For his clandestine activities, the suspect, Mr Felix, procured a telephone number 0916 931 7194 and registered it in the name of Gift Amuah, who was initially arrested in the course of investigation but have been released after the culprit who is the prime suspect was apprehended following his confessional statements that exonerated the pastor from the crime.
According to the report from the Gist, Mr Felix opened a Palmpay account in the name of Ugorji Obieti and the caller ID of his telephone number he registered also as Ugorji Obieti.
One of his high profile victims was his boss, Dr Paul Isiodu, an Obrikom man and the Principal of Community Secondary School, Omoku.After sending the first threat message to his boss, Dr. Paul Isiodu, as shown in the screenshot, Mr Felix followed it up with a second one, and it reads thus,
“Mr Principal, we hope your day is going well. We’re still monitoring your moves. Those moves are not necessary. Just go and do the needful. If you check your time, you will notice you have less than 12 hours,” he threatened his boss.
As a means to ward off the death that was about to descend on him, Mr Felix instructed his boss to transfer ₦200,000 immediately to his Palmpay account bearing the name, Ugorji Obieti. He told his boss that if the money was not paid, his days on earth were numbered.
The suspect, Mr Felix’s second victim was also a colleague in the same school, a widow, Mrs. Patience Okiribo. This happened to be the straw that broke the camel’s back. Following the threat message from the suspect, Mrs. Patience Okiribo reported the call threatening her life to the Department of State Security (DSS).
It was during investigation that it was discovered that the number used in sending the messages was attached to Prince Gift Amuah’s Facebook account. Prince Gift Amuah is the presiding pastor and general overseer of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) aka House of Destiny, a fast growing new generation Church in ONELGA. DSS tracked the number to Christ Apostlic Church, Omoku, where Mr Felix Ukwosah was arrested in the church premises, and the evidence of the messages he sent to his victims were obtained from his phone on further probe.Follow us on social media