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Group tasks Jonathan on EFCC, Uwaje rift

By Charles Kumolu

A GROUP, Nation’s Consience, NC, has called on Acting President Goodluck Jonathan to prevail on the leadership of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to desist from what it described as the criminilisation of one of its former undercover agent, Mr. Victor Uwajeh.

The group also urged the Commission to pay Uwajeh his entitlements, claiming that he (Uwajeh) worked for the Commission.

A statement by Messers Muhammed Saminu and Segun Agunbiade, said the Commission’s leadership  had asked Uwajeh to step in for the EFCC in some of its investigations, given his background as one who has considerable knowledge of the workings of security agencies.

“Uwajeh had undertaken several assignments for the Commission, using his personal resources, on grounds that he would be reimbursed at the appropriate time. But rather than oblige him his rights, Waziri allegedly started harassing and threatening him, a development which led to his detention in some prisons across the country since January,” the group said.

According to the group, Uwajeh was only released a couple of days ago.

Meanwhile EFCC’s spokesperson, Mr. Femi Babafemi has dismissed claims that Uwajeh worked for the Commission.


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