Stella Dimoko Governor Wike’s Key Collaborators In Leaked Audio Named


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Friday, December 16, 2016

Governor Wike’s Key Collaborators In Leaked Audio Named


An investigation by Saharareporters has unmasked the identities of collaborators who played a role in leaked intercepted telephone calls that revealed Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State discussing the rigging of recent legislative elections in the state by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) who had collected bribes from him.

Sahara says ''Our investigation showed that the first person to come on the telephone call to Governor Wike was Dumnamene Dekor, a former Deputy Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly. During the rerun election that took place two Saturdays ago, Mr. Dekor ran as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to represent Khana/Gokhana Federal constituency in the House of Representatives. However, he lost to a candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).


In the intercepted telephone call, Governor Wike addresses Mr. Dekor as “Dum Dekor.” The former Deputy Speaker was the one heard in the telephone conversation talking about moving INEC materials to a “Rack Center.” He, however, complained about intimidation by security agencies, a complaint that so infuriated Governor Wike that he threatened to kill the INEC officers he had bribed to facilitate rigging in the election.

Our investigator also found out that the only female voice in the telephone conversation was Betty Apiafi, a PDP member of the House of Representatives representing Abua-Odua/Ahoada East Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives. Ms. Apiafi could be heard complaining about the lack of funding to bribe more INEC officers and youths to do Governor Wike’s bidding.

A source in Rivers State disclosed that Ms. Apiafi was handed the task of offering a N5 million bribe to each electoral officer. In the leaked conversation with the governor, she complained that she had run out of money.

Another key player in the telephone call is Owolobi Ofori, aka “Owoh.” SaharaReporters learned that Mr. Ofori serves as Governor Wike's domestic aide. Several sources in Rivers State identified him as the person the governor entrusts with dirty and sometimes deadly tasks. They added that Mr. Ofori liaises with gangs and armed cultists in the state, often taking funds from the governor to them. He and Ms. Apiafi hail from the same local government of Abua-Odua.

Since SaharaReporters exposed Governor Wike’s audiotaped conversation, the governor and his aides have been running helter-skelter in an attempt to deflect attention from the criminal electoral scandal. He led a protest march to the police headquarters in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State. He later invited a few bloggers and journalists to a meeting and enlisted them to claim that the leaked audio was a product of voice altering software.

On its part, INEC has kept mum on the scandal. SaharaReporters contacted a senior official of the electoral commission in Abuja to ask about a response to the scandal. The official asked not to be named and claimed that INEC would look into the scandal when it meets soon to review the conduct of the election in Rivers State.

Saharareporters learns that the governor’s telephone conversations include several INEC officials, politicians, government officials and youth leaders who engaged in violent election rigging in the state.
A six-minute leaked audio revealed how election officials drafted from Plateau, Anambra and Oyo were bribed in batches as they arrived the state. Governor Wike threatened to kill some of them led by an INEC official he referred to as “Shettima” in the leaked audio.

Listen to the audio HERE


  1. Replies
    1. End time pdpin governor weak wike and end time apc lying Sahara reporters .. @ nattnatt

    2. A beg I believe this oh, as far as owoh dey there. That's all he his known for right from his uniport days. Owoh d thug always being used for evil deeds. Very dirty thing.

  2. I don't believe this
    Ndi APC at work

  3. Sahara Reporters is the media arm of the APC.They are fighting for the interest of the Muslim north alone.

  4. All noise. Give it the next two weeks and everything returns to normal.

  5. God will punish @Sahara report and @APC for this confusion always

    Oh I forgot...Punish @Rotimi ameachi as well


    1. Rivers is PDP . Sahara reporters working hand in hand with APC.
      Is Amaechi the saint here ? He came to town with SARS commander and his boys to rig ,why didn't they talk about that ? They carried election materials ,beat up INEC officials , but that didn't make it to news headline .
      Nobody is a fool , APC let peace reign . Just because your rigging didn't yield good result , you want to run around like a headless chicken .

  6. hahahaha APC work in progress. Just know that PDP is for Rivers. Stop soiling this man's name. what a shame.

    Sahara desert una don come again, one day hand go touch una. make una continue

  7. Make them leave wike for Rivers people o


  8. The cracked voice is that of wike jare. I listened to it again. When he's agitated he talks faster which was what happened in that audio.

    Wike is used to stuffs like this. He was in charge of Amaechis dirty work during his time.. It's nothing new. They are all the same.

  9. Nah. It was doctored. Na so dem talk.

    lips sealed and watching

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  11. That's wike's voice, lets see how this will play out.

  12. Evil people everywhere...nonsense

    #My case is different

  13. That is Wikes voice nothing to do with Apc. Wike & owolabi are cultist. Owolabi has always been deadly and a brutal thug. We were neighbours in Amadi flats, ask real ph people.

  14. Idiots supporting Wike. Major reason why we will forever be backward. Supporting based on tribe and religion.

  15. These politicians and their mischievous ways,one day one day, they will surely give account of everything they have done.

  16. I don't give a damn about Sahara and her reporters!

  17. a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
    So this guy is going to loose this election nw... So painful no doubt...

  18. Abeg make Wike pay civil servants in rivers state please now, since february, Hopes were high today,it's almost 3pm today 16th yet nothing, biko make we enjoy christmas small now haba! as santa no won reach our side, make dem give us our entitlement. See em face mcheeew

  19. I'm neither apc or pdp so im not biased but I've been in d presence of wike and dum deekor before respectively ..its their voices its as clear as day..

  20. Amaechi stop trying 2 hard,u should know when 2 quit na haba!!..d Pple of R/S ve rejected u severally let it go na is not by force.besides stella I hope u know yelesowore,d owner of sahara reporters was paid 65million naira by Amaechi and dakuku peterside 4 dis cheap blackmail.I hope u ve collected ur own cut from d money,cos u are biased since u ve refused 2 post d video of d SARS commander,Akin fakorode beating up INEC officials.besides Amaechi and Sahara reporters should stop trying 2 distract us from d SARS video Nigerians are wiser now

  21. Just Negodu dis pple rubbing our head wit palm oil n smiling..... D thunder.......


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