Looted funds: Victor Uwajeh reacts to his appointment

The recently appointed consultant to Federal Government to recover all looted funds and undeclared assets, Victor Uwajeh, has assured Nigerians that no matter where all looted public funds are hidden in the world, they will be recovered.

The United Kingdom-based private investigator made this assurance in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Monday.

Uwajeh urged National Assembly and the Judiciary to cooperate with him and the panel in carrying out his assignment, adding that it is for the betterment of the country.

Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution matters, Barr. Okoi Obono-Obla had last week announced the appointment of Victor Uwajeh as a consultant to his panel, Special Presidential Panel for the Recovery of Public Property.

In his reaction in the statement, Uwajeh stressed that anti-corruption fight is a tough one, saying that the assignment is easy to carry out if the judiciary and National Assembly cooperate.

“The war against corruption is a tough one, but we are tested professionals that are immune to blackmail and intimidation. The war on corruption is a collective one. We seek the cooperation of the judiciary and the national assembly in this arduous task.”

Commending President Buhari on his appointment, Uwajeh said, “President Buhari’s relentless efforts has yielded great success in curbing corruption and impunity in Nigeria.

“It is no longer business as usual. The government has made looting unattractive and the indication is that the rate of acquisition of foreign assets has dropped drastically.

“I wish to state that we will recover all foreign properties and funds of Politically Exposed Persons, their allies and cronies no matter the jurisdiction. We will trace and return all tax payers funds and ill gotten properties stolen from the commonwealth of Nigeria.”

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