Why FG terminted my appointment – Uwajeh
Victor Uwaje, the disengaged special investigator to the Special Presidential Investigation Panel on recovery of Public Property (SPIPP), has alleged that his recent termination of appointment was because he refused to investigate some serving Senators, including Senate President Bukola Saraki and other members of People Democratic Party (PDP).
He also mentioned former Vice President Atiku Abubakar; Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike; Senator Jonah Jang; Patience Jonathan; Femi Fani- Kayode among many other people in the list given to him to investigate.
It would be recalled that Uwajeh, a private investigator and former consultant to the Economic and and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was recently appointed by Okoi Obono-Obla-led presidential panel but was disengaged few months later.
Giving more reasons for his disengagement in a statement he personally signed on Tuesday, the London-based private investigator alleged that his refusal to act on the courier document sent to him from Nigeria by the government which comprises of some names perceived to be enemies of the current administration responsible for his disengagement.
The statement partly read, “It was the procedure of the Panel to courier documents to me from Nigeria for despatch to various agencies in the United Kingdom and worldwide.
“Soon after, I realised that the Panel has a mindset towards certain individuals and groups by the documents it sent to me from Abuja to despatch to the Serious Fraud Office and Home Office, Metropolitan Police, FBI and EUROPOL had the names of the following senators: Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, Sen. Albert Bassey Akpan and Sen. Stella Adaese Oduah.”
He further revealed that he had suggested some names of APC members ‘who are high looters that I recommended for proper investigation were turned down’.
“This raised a red flag and as a professional I made my complaint immediately and made my position known to Okoi Obono-Obla to transmit to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice.
“I told him that I will not be a party to one-sided investigation to muscle in the opposition and persecute them. I made my position known that I am ready to expose corruption and recover stolen assets as a professional but will not be involved in the politics of “PULL THEM DOWN” in Nigeria.
“My refusal to dance to the tune of the Government and SIPP led to my disengagement,” he said.