John Idumange, Pointblanknews Columnist in N20m Blackmail Against Bayelsa Gov [Documents Included]

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Information available to 247ureports.com indicates that the Bayelsa State gubernatorial imbriglio may entail more twists than readily meets the naked eye. This is as new information reveals that the popular columnist for the online publication [pointblanknews.com] and a lecturer at the Niger Delta University and a recent ‘turn-coat’ critic of the governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva – demanded the sum of N20million from the Governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva in return for his [John Idumange] silence.

In a recent conversation with a confident of the Governor of Bayelsa State, Igwe GreatPablo Cj, John Idumange disclosed that he will stop ‘fighting’ the governor if the governor reimburses him of the N20million he spent campaigning for him during the gubernatorial campaign season. He confirmed that he was working with the governor prior to requesting for the N20million. [See proof of conversation below] 

  



In the words of Igwe GreatPablo Cj,  

I know that every sane mind must be disturbed by the level of allegation (which I consider as nothing but false stories) against Gov. Timipre Sylva. I am saying this based on the concrete evidence I have at hand. When I called, John Idumange, one of the major critics of Gov. Sylva, who was once a pro-Sylva up to the middle of this year, to know why he turned against Sylva overnight, he told me certain things that made him to turn against the governor.

1 – He told me that the governor who promised to make him head of the Universal Basic Education, (UBE) failed to keep to his promises.

2 – That the governor refused to pay him for the campaign he has been doing for him.

3 – That he was the most qualified to head the Due-Process and E-Governance Bureau, but the governor refused to grant him the appointment.

4- He also told me that when he started writing against the governor, he thought the governor should have sent for him for settlement, but he (the governor) never did that.

There was another day we had a chat via the facebook, I decided to ask him the way forward between him and Gov. Sylva, he told me that if Gov. Sylva will give him the 20million naira he spent in campaigning for him, he will not say anything negative against Gov. Sylva again”.

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Below is a facebook conversation showing John Idumange requesting for the N20million blackmail money.

Interesting enough, John Idumange whose major income is from his lecturing job at the university of Niger Delta may find it difficult providing the source of the N20m he claimed to have used for the campaign in support of Timipre Sylva. Also, he may find uneasy explaining whether the governor of Bayelsa, Timipre Sylva should distribute N20m to every Bayelsa State indigene.

Idumange John

10 COMMENTS

  1. A renowned sociopath and an excellent blackmailer like Mr John Idumange is only championing the cause of his bank accounts and hiding under the guise of an activist. He has now uped his demand to 50 million, Bayelsans should be careful lest the be led to the slaughter slab when these poweR thirsty fellows conniving to Rob them mercilessly.

  2. AKPAKO, THE BIGGEST STORY AS FINALLY LANDED, RIGHT FROM DAY ONE I SUSPECTS THIS IDUMAGU OF A MAN TO BE A FRAUDULENT MAN, HIS WAYS ARE NOT STRAIGHT FORWARD AT ALL, NOW HE AS FINALLY EXPOSE HIM SELF TO THE UNIVERSE, I ADD HE IS NOW CAMPAIGNING FOR SEREKE DICKSON, ABEG MAKE PEOPLE WEY KNOW DICKSON GO TELL AM OH SAY IDUMAGU NA FRAUDULENT MAN, I JUST DEY LAFF

  3. Ukpakareports, how much were you paid to publish this “scandal” you have always been a supporter of Sylva. You have never hidden your “love” for the Bayelsa State Governor. Abeg make we hear word.

  4. But is it wrong for someone to ask for money he worked for? I learnt from Bayelsans that Idumange John worked like a wounded lion to make sure that Mr. Sylva won his election……thus why can’t Mr. Governor fulfil the said gentlemen agreement? To the man that said that Idumange’s only source of money is from lecturing, do you know or quantify his intelligence? Lets Nigerians learn to call a spade a spade.

  5. John Idumange in Bayelsa state epitomizes shame,blackmail and an unhealthy politician that should in no way be taken seriously not to talk of finding faults in Gov Sylva based on his submissions! The call for change in Bayelsa is a cry of an aggrieved few who fell out of favour when the sharing of money was not adopted by the Governor at the expense of development amidst plenty demand for little Federal Govt allocation to the state. That they are all in opposition camp today spells doom to governance,hence our dogged resistance and persistence for Gov Sylva to have a second term to consolidate on gains thus far! A thousand Idumange can’t stop us,we will win www.

  6. Ebikefe,i wonder why your parents called such a good name and yet you refused to act like one,when will you turn away from buying bad things and buy good things as your name inplies? Be wise don’t let your foolish desire for bread got you roasted in the fire of an ovun,the Efcc and the icpc are there to take anybody that is not willing to withdraw thier hands from corruption.

  7. The motive of this self-styled crusader has never been noble nor altruistic? How he metamorphosed from a friend of Governor Sylva to an ardent foe is just as instructive as it is consistent with his antecedent. One can recall how he fell out with erstwhile boss at the Niger Delta Development (NDDC), Timi Alaibe.
    Those who are paying the piper today must also be wary of Mr Idumange. His past speaks volume. He is ready to bite today the finger that once fed him. It is a known fact that Idumange benefited immensely from the Sylva administration and was a pro-Sylva up to the middle of this year, He obviously wanted more. He is serial blackmailer.
    Please, this fellow was declared a ghost worker when the Biometric exercise was carried out at the Niger Delta University and he has not been able to clear his name till date.

  8. When the current political intrigue to undemocratically scheme out Governor Timipre Sylva is eventually chronicled for posterity, the name John Idumange will certainly stick out like a sore thumb. This man has become the linchpin of those who are trying so hard to hound the governor out of the race for a second term.

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