FG appoints new investigator to recover looted funds

THE Federal Government has announced the appointment of a United Kingdom-based Nigerian private investigator, Victor Uwajeh, to trace all undisclosed assets by public office holders and recover all the monies that have been looted in the past.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution matters, Okoi Obono-Obla, who made the announcement in a letter he personally signed said it is necessary to take such step with a view to recovering all undeclared assets and proceeds of fraud for the government as part of the ongoing fight against corruption.

He said Uwajeh’s application has been considered for engagement as special investigator to his panel.

The 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 inline 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).”

Until his appointment, Uwajeh had worked as a consultant to the Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Finacial Crimes, Private investigator to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), consultant to the EFCC, Special Assistant to Chairman Senate Committee on Drugs, Narcotics, Financial Crimes and Anti-Corruption, among others.

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