The Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) has frozen the bank account of Jackson Ude for financial fraud, the former aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan has revealed on social media.
Ude who is renowned for blackmailing and extorting prominent Nigerians through the use of fake or false news have been dragged to court on a number of occasions.
“I have just been informed that the Force Criminal Investigation Department of the Nigerian Police ordered my account with Zenith Bank in Nigeria to be placed on restricted mode. And that I must be produced or have a legal representative go to FCID,” he wrote on his Twitter account.
Ude who is based in New York, USA did not say if he will send a legal representative to the FCID as directed.
Many Nigerians have called on security authorities to rein in on Ude who is known for his fraudulent activities and blackmailing scheme.
Court cases against Jackson Ude
It would be recalled that former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala had sued Ude when he attempted to extort her by deploying fake news that she bought a property in Abuja, which she indeed did not own.
He demanded she paid him N200 million to keep the story quiet but she instead opted for the court and she won. The judge ordered Ude to pay her and never publish reports on the former minister.
But she is not the only person that has secured an injunction against Ude. Businessman Abubakar Ismaila Isa also sued Ude for attempting to blackmail him and subsequently publishing defamatory materials.
Ude had impersonated the US coordinator of Nigerian Young Professionals Forum, NYPF using the platform to call for the probe of certain persons.
NYPF denied any relationship with Ude, stating that he was impersonating NYPF. The group also distanced itself from Ude.
In court, the judge restrained Ude from publishing any article on Isa and his company, Bulet International Nigeria Limited.
Ms Roselyn Unoarumi, Nasiru Danu and many others are victims of Ude’s infamous blackmail ring have either threatened lawsuits of have won in court.