An Nnewi Anambra millionaire based in Oyo State, Chief Joel Ubah, has called for help after falling prey to fraudsters and losing his house.
Chief Uba’s house worth about N700m was allegedly sold at N10m by scammers.
Chief Ubah, who hails from Nnewi, Anambra State but resident in Oyo State, made the appeal when he was spotted sleeping in a coffin made for sale, a video of which is currently trending online.
When asked why he sleeps inside coffin, Chief Ubah alleged that he was scammed by the Oyo State Judiciary, as they fraudulently sold his house with fifteen documents — a scam, he said, was principally masterminded by a lady who claimed to be the girl friend of the Chief Judge of Oyo State.
He said his plight now is not only that his house was sold, but that his life is also being threatened by some of the people involved in the scam, as he had so far received no fewer than 47 death threats, which he said was the reason he had been sleeping from one coffin to another, for some days now.
“I have been trying to go after these criminals, but they have been threatening my life. Yesterday, I received the 47th death threat. So since, I have been sleeping inside from one coffin to another coffin, since,” he said.
“Nigerians should, please, alert the Inspector General of Police. I wrote a petition to the Inspector General of Police, nothing was done; I wrote to the CJN, they have already replied me, but I’m still waiting for the final report. Nigerians should see that we are finished in this country,” he lamented.
Chief Ubah said that he had also contacted the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, who told him that he was not aware of the scam; and further said he wrote to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) where his petition was hijacked; and wrote to the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) where the ICPC Commissioner, Stephen Pimor, told him to come in as a whistle blower.
“Nigerians where are we heading to? There is insecurity in the country. Nothing is happening in this country. The price of a dollar is almost getting to a thousand naira. I can’t feed anymore. But the major thing is why would I be hiding from one coffin to another everyday? …We are finished in this country. I slept here in this coffin last night. And I have been sleeping in coffin for the past how many days now. Where are we heading to in this country? Please come to my rescue.”