For the many still surprised by the renewed image making being carried out by Ned Murnir Nwoko in the Anioma Trust newspaper, the nausea is quite strong. This recent publication is apparently a follow up to a recent write up by his personal assistant.
As his political hallucinations seem to indicate a new intention to target the 2019 federal senatorial elections, one can only find this shocking and actually simply ludicrous to consider.
Personally I feel I owe it a duty to tell the people just a little about the real Ned. Not only haven experienced him enough from our significant time and encounters while in London. But also having interacted with so many people who have experienced him.
Very few people who have traded with Ned Nwoko on any level have anything good to say about him. Yet this Delta state politician (who even his native village has now been confirmed to be a fraudulent claim) never ceases to spend money on his own image making.
Image making is nothing new to him as his past behaviours shows that he is ready to sell his own soul for anything that is crooked and slippery.
While Nigerians prominent and common were busy lamenting the crimes and injustices of Sani Abacha, Ned turned his back on them and challenged notable Nigerians like Wole Soyinka on CNN claiming that Sani Abacha was the best president Nigeria ever had.
Ned’s cruel deceptions have affected his relationships with relatives and friends alike. It is believed that it is a saying (within circles of his relatives) that if Ned says good morning to you then there is no way the sun can be shining outside.
Of recent he solicited the friendship of a village chief by luring him and his 16 year old daughter with promises of giving her a school scholarship to go and study abroad. Only to impregnate her at 17 without any scholarship still yet in sight. The 17 year old girl is believed to be presently living with the far aged Prince of Fraud in Abuja expectanting a baby.
When Ned ran for elections the first time through the help of then Delta state governor James Ibori, he was elected into the house of representatives. As typical he went on air in the then radio Bendel and announced that he was going to use the furniture allowance granted to them to furnish delta state schools with science equipment. The prince of fraud surely never delivered in any school in Delta state.
It is shocking as investigations revealed that practically non of the different mothers to his different children even wish him a peaceful death. But honestly? I am not surprised at all.
His nativity has now further turned out to be a fraud of amazing proportions. While Ned has been going around parading himself as a prince born of the Nwoko royal family in Idumuje Ugboko, it has now been confirmed that the farther to the Prince of Fraud is not even from the village at all.
It is believed that despite not being from Idumuje ugboko at all he had once referred to himself on his own face book profile as the heir apparent to the throne of the town. A town that has a strict patriarchal system of ruler ship.
Despite this, the Idumuje Ugboko village has not been spared of Ned’s crooked ways. It is believed that the town approved 33 Hectares of fertile land to him to construct the biggest agro business over ten years ago at no cost. The prince of fraud not only did not build any agro venture on the land but instead has come back in recent years asking additional 93 Hectares to add a golf course to the illusive agro-venture…
The town has refused and the prince of fraud has began to give money to unemployed youths (that his agro-venture was supposed to employ in the first place) cohersing them into laying charges against the king for his refusal to allow the land approval to go through.
Even the former Delta state Governor James Ibori who financed Ned all the way to the house of representatives has not been spared of the Prince Of Fraud’s venomous nature. After serving one term in the house of representatives, Ned returned to try and unseat the governor that brought him into politics and plant himself as Delta state governor. Of course he lost disgracefully.
Ned of recent said he wanted to build a sports university in his village. But he insisted on getting the extra 20 hectares of land before any part of the university project commenced. As the town treated him with disdain he turned to an uncle who had a furniture factory in the village to allow the factory to be used as the first campus of a sports university.
As the educational authorities and relevant regulatory bodies literally laughed at the fraudulent concept of a “Sports university in a furniture factory”, Ned again insisted that non of the 32 hectares (totally unutilised) in his current 33 hectares should be used for the university. Confirming to all that more land was all that he wanted.
This is currently an issue in the town as the village has refused to even attend to his new land requests. In return the prince of fraud has told his unemployed stooges that the town must experience no peace if his land request is not granted.
The prince of fraud is believed to have always been a dupe from birth. It is known that he duped one of his uncles who sent him to school in London as well as an aunt of his who paid for his fees for his last year in school and refused to repay till date.
Some relatives of the fraudulent “prince?” have also narrated several stories including one in which a relative paid for Ned to be able to solve one of his immense financial crises in London. In return the prince of fraud was supposed to assist her children to settle into the UK over a six month period. It is said that two days after they arrived London for the first time in their life the prince of fraud sold his house and left them in them brand new on the streets. Further more he never returned the funds their mother gave to him for the agreement.
While the prince of fraud was practicing as a lawyer in the UK, his clients were not spared of his ways of constant betrayals.
In countless cases that he handled, he simply deliberately worsened the situations of his clients and made sure they never escaped even when they had no more money for him to extort from them. He basically expected them to borrow some more or go to jail. This list includes even a traditional ruler from the Yoruba community (name withheld) and countless other Nigerians.
Not a single person believes the prince of fraud converted to Islam for anything but political reasons. He is known to always commonly insist that he reserves the rights to drink what he calls his “hallal beer and alcohol” and has never once observed the Moslem fasting completely if at all.
The Nwoko ruling family in Delta state has obviously had enough of the prince of fraud. Some even openly professing that they wish his illegitimate pregnancy had been aborted. Which was apparently considered when his mother fell pregnant out of wedlock. There are currently unending calls for the prince of fraud to be expelled from the family and town.
But going by his history, he would surely prefer to die trying to ensure that the title prince of fraud is used for him rather than anything that does not say “Prince”…!
2019 is around the corner and the prince of fraud is paying every media outlet to try and re-brand himself from Prince of Fraud to Prince of Anioma.
He is clearly hoping that history suffers from amnesia when it comes to him. He also wishes that coming out with brand new politically motivated philanthropy will re-create the long standing image he has created all by himself through his actions.
Whatever be the case, it is a certainty that the prince of fraud will only grow worse in his poisonous ways irrespective of what image laundry achieves or fails to achieve for him in 2019.
Celestine Nwoko is a Research Fellow of the University of Aberdeen London