The Presidency has appointed a United Kingdom based Nigerian private investigator, Evangelist Victor Uwajeh, to trace, and where necessary, recover undeclared assets and proceeds of fraud for the government, as part of the ongoing fight against corruption.
Uwajeh, prior to his appointment, had worked as a consultant to the Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial 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.
In a letter dated 22nd March, 2018 and signed by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution Matters, Okoi Obono-Obla, 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 your 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).”