Adeosun Refuses To Pay George Uboh’s N15b Whistleblower’s Claim
Nigeria’s Minister for Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun has refused to release the entitlement of the chairman of George Uboh Whistleblowers Network [GUWN], Dr. George Uboh, being proceeds from recovered loot by some government agencies and parastatals.
The outstanding claim amounts to over 324 billion Naira, this news medium was told.
The breakdown, which includes other cash in foreign currencies, is as follows:
The aggregate total amounts to over 324 billion in Naira.
ElombahNews gathered that the said entitlement is proceeds of five percent of three hundred and twenty-four billion Naira accruing from whistleblowing activities of the GUWN chairman.
He had exposed some looted funds in the custody of some agencies and parastatals, in connivance with some banks.
According to our source, Dr. Uboh, through his company – Panic Alert Security System [PASS] – traced the said funds way back in 2016 to the banks where they were lodged after embezzlement.
Uboh, we gathered, meticulously gained approval from the requisite bodies, including the Department of State Security [DSS] and the Attorney-General of the Federation [AGF], Abubakar Malami, and the rest for the payment of his claim.
He later submitted his letter of request for compensation to Mrs. Adeosun, in her capacity as the Head of Finance.
The letter was copied to AGF Malami, Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Director General of DSS, Lawal Musa Daura, SSA to the President on prosecution, Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla, et al.
However, two years down the line, his application is yet to see the light of the day.
See the attached document:
When contacted, the foremost whistleblower confirmed the allegation that the Finance Minister has deliberately refused to release his 5% claim to the traces loot.
He confirmed that he personally delivered the application to Mrs. Adeosun right in her office in person.
Mr. Uboh further lamented that the Minister has not made any sort of acknowledgment to his application, not even a letter of recognition.
He then produced evidences of the activities of tracing the loot which entangled several government agencies, corporate organisations, banks and individuals.
According to him, the whole fraudulent activities took as much as 77 transactions and involved several government agencies.
Details of the frauds perpetrated by the affected bodies will be published in subsequent bulletin.
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