The alleged dirty allegations against a private consultant, Victor Uwajeh, appointed by President Buhari to trace and recover undeclared assets and proceeds of fraud as part of the ongoing fight against corruption in the country, has been uncovered.
The office of the Attorney-general of Federation (AGF), had before now instituted a suit against Uwajeh, the London based Nigerian private investigator on behalf of the government. He is accused of attempting to obtain money through fraudulent means from Senator Andy Uba, who is representing Anambra South Senatorial District, after he got indicted by a crack team of the Nigerian Police Force who conducted investigations into a petition that was written to the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, by Senator Uba.
After Uwajeh was accused of attempting to use bogus and illegally procured documents to extort money from Senator Andy Uba, he claimed that he had previously dragged Uba to court over his alleged refusal to pay him the debt of £1.9million that was remaining from their agreed fee, after he engaged his services for an assignment in the United Kingdom Border Agency and in the United States of America.
He also said he got details of Uba’s alleged dubious qualifications, from documents he was exposed to while he worked as a private investigator for the lawmaker.
However, the appointment of Uwajeh was conveyed in a letter signed by the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Prosecution matters, Okoi Obono-Obla. The letter said Uwajeh’s application has been considered for engagement as special investigator to his panel.
Uwajeh’s letter of engagement reads: “Reference is being made to your letter dated 15th March 2018,
“I am pleased to inform you that you application has been considered for engagement as a special investigator to the panel.
“Consequent upon this appointment, you are to trace and where necessary recover undeclared assets and proceeds of fraud for the Federal Government of Nigeria in line with the mandate of the panel. This appointment is subject to terms and conditions as may be expressed in a duly executed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).”