The Chief Executive Officer of Panic Alert Security Systems (PASS), Dr. George Uboh has, March 30, 2017, written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari in a bid to fight corruption to a standstill.
Dr. Uboh, it could be recalled, blew the whistle on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC]’s stealing and failure to remit the N1.993 Trillion Naira.
In the letter, Uboh, who described himself as the foremost whistleblower in Nigeria, recounted his efforts to fight corruption using state-of-the-art technology.
He reminded how PASS sent several petitions to the President, DSS, NSA, IGP, PSC, SGPS, Senate etc. on EFCC’S stealing and corruption.
He also stated that he performed the herculean and risky tasks of whistleblowing without compensation and has faced physical, spiritual and cyber dangers fighting corruption.
He assured Mr. President that if he could grant him the sought-for audience, he can easily recover 20 Trillion Naira stolen funds in Nigeria.
Finally, to drive his point home, Dr. Uboh said he is willing to waive his right to trial and willingly submit himself to prison to serve 5 years if any document he tenders is fake, adulterated or manipulated.
Read below the Open Letter To President Muhammadu Buhari:
Your Excellency Sir,
Patriotic Services George Uboh has Performed for Nigeria without Compensation; Post-Service Vindications; Request for Appointment to Present Evidence and Unveil Blueprint
I, Dr. George Uboh, the undersigned Chief Executive Officer of Panic Alert Security Systems (hereinafter referred to as PASS) Limited under which the herculean and uncompensated tasks below were performed, state unequivocally that I am the author of this “open letter”.
I am the foremost whistleblower in Nigeria who drafted the whistleblower protection bill that has passed second reading at the Senate, I have suffered immense adverse treatment for blowing the whistle against the EFCC, inter alia.
I founded, after the government embraced whistleblowers policy, George Uboh Whistleblowers Network (hereinafter referred to as GUWN) to serve as a databank for whistleblowers, fight for any whistleblower who suffers adverse treatment pro bono [free of charge], among other objectives.
Patriotic Services Performed without Compensation:
EFCC Stole, Diverted and Failed to Remit N1.993 Trillion Naira into FGN Coffers from 2003 TO 2013.
PASS was a contractor for the EFCC providing security services for the EFCC in 2011.
Despite the fact that EFCC wrote former President Jonathan to release N1.4B Naira to PASS for a second security job, after I received documents of EFCC’s failure to remit N1.993 Trillion Naira to the FGN and diversions, I reviewed same with my partners, stopped pursuing the second contract and severed my relationship with the EFCC in order to pursue the remittance of the N1.993 Trillion to the FGN.
I raised the first alarm in 2013 when PASS consulted for Bayelsa State to collect funds EFCC stole from Bayelsa State.
On May 18, 2015 Thisday Newspaper published an article captioned “start your anti-corruption campaign with EFCC, Uboh tells Buhari”, in which I listed a litany of schemes EFCC uses to divert recovered funds as a way to alert you on EFCC before your resumption of office.
In June/July, 2015 PASS sent several petitions to the President, DSS, NSA, IGP, PSC, SGPS, Senate etc. on EFCC’S stealing and failure to remit the N1.993 Trillion Naira.
The Senate called for a hearing on PASS petition before the Ethics Committee on August 26, 2015 during which EFCC Chairman refused to appear and refused to appear two subsequent times before his sack on or about November 9, 2015.
The Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary (SGPS) of the Ministry of Justice via a letter addressed to PASS on October 8, 2015 posited that he has directed the EFCC to respond to PASS allegations and forward same to the SGPS.
Till date the EFCC has not responded, despite the fact that the Ministry of Justice supervises the EFCC.
I have appeared on several Radio and TV shows, met with anyone that matters in Nigeria to agitate for the return of these funds, showed and disseminated the evidence of the unremitted N1.993 Trillion Naira, because these funds belong to Nigeria and Nigerians hence the matter concerns all Nigerians.
Mrs. Farida Waziri, former EFCC Chairperson came out on December 3, 2016 as widely reported in several newspapers to accuse her predecessor Nuhu Ribadu to account for the Billions of Naira he recovered without documentation. Waziri was right!
Evidence in our possession shows that Waziri documented most of her recoveries/stealing while Ribadu did not document most of his recoveries/stealing.
Ibrahim Magu on March 15, 2017 during his Senate confirmation hearing was asked how much the EFCC has recovered? Magu said he did not know the figure. It should be noted that EFCC was started by the trio of Ribadu, Lamorde and Magu in 2003.
PASS Traced Aggregate of N324 Billion Naira within 27 days during Engagement by the FGN.
In my May 9, 2016 “OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT” published in leadership newspaper, I averred that PASS traced aggregate of N324 Billion Naira within 27 days (February-March, 2016) during our engagement by the Attorney-General, opining that most of the funds/accounts we traced were TSA funds…
… that there is urgent need to go after the “banking sector mafia” who were not obeying your TSA cardinal directive, and who hide Trillions of Naira in stolen funds in collusion with looters and MDAs hence had ample reason to scuttle our engagement. I attached all the accounts PASS traced with balances to the publication.
On August 24, 2016, the CBN Governor came out with a report that about $2 Billion USD of TSA funds were kept in Eight (8) Banks threatening to sanction the banks, a position I took months earlier in my May 9, 2016 publication.
On December 1, 2016 the Finance Minister found another 450 Billion Naira TSA funds unremitted by MDAs, opining that she will set up a committee to investigate the MDAs. Again, vindicating the position I took that banks and MDAs (who receive returns from banks for warehousing their funds) are in collusion.
Since the Government embraced the whistleblowers policy in December 2016, many accounts PASS traced that were published on May 9, 2016 are being treated as submissions by other whistleblowers, even a serving Minister while you were on vacation announced that $130 Million USD in Brass LNG account was provided by a whistleblower. Sir, same account was account no. 29 in our May 9, 2016 publication.
We Raised the Alarm in 2014 that the Paris Club Debt was Judgment was impregnated with Corruption and Judicial Fraud in our Capacity as Consultants to the Governors’ Forum
PASS investigated the Paris Club judgment and advised the Forum, thereafter issued a mandate by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum dated June 15, 2014.
After studying the 2013 judgment issued by Judge Ademola, we unearthed a clear case of judicial fraud, betrayal of oath of office by Adoke – Minister of Justice, Iweala – Minister of Finance and then Accountant-General.
In several newspaper articles to wit; June 18, 2015 of The Nation, June 22, 2015 of The Punch, and July 1 and 7, 2015 of The Punch I criticized the above three principals/MDAs who were defendants but failed to defend the Federal Government (did not appear in court), abandoned the case which gave rise to ALGON prevailing on the case easily, hence, costing the FGN $3.1 Billion USD.
In same publications I criticized the Judge for awarding 15% of the $3.1 Billion USD to contractors who were not plaintiffs/parties to the suit, but surfaced in the judgment. At the garnishee nisi phase, the contractors still appeared, but after many criticisms from me, the judge omitted the contractors at the garnishee absolute phase.
It should be noted that two fake/multiple judgments have been procured recently from another court on same matter for 10% phantom consultancy work and 10% phantom contract amounting to extra $636 Million USD.
The judge vindicated me by omitting the fraudulent 15% award he gave phantom contractors after I raised the alarm. Same judge has been arrested recently for judicial fraud on another matter.
The judgment which was not defended by then Ministries of Justice, Finance and Accountant-General in 2013 is a poisonous tree hence the 2017 payments which are permeated with fraud as currently being reported are merely fruits of the same tree impregnated with poison. A fortiori, same poison must flow from the tree to its fruits hence the legal term “fruits of the poisonous tree”. The current fraud vindicates all my cries concerning this judgment.
BLUEPRINT: BUREAU OF INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGIES FOR SECURITY AND ANTI-CORRUPTION (BITSAC)
I attended the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) in 2008, led the teams that reviewed the extant policy on Security and Defense. We took a study tour to Defense Industry Corporation of Nigeria (DICON), Kaduna.
We wrote a communique to the Presidency after the course in which the teams (teams 3 and 6) posited that the worst security challenge facing Nigeria was lack of swift response to a myriad of challenges ranging from medical to armed robbery, lack of database etc recommending that a blueprint is needed to address these challenges in tandem with other Countries, particularly the U.S that responded to 9/11 catastrophe with a blue print called “Department of Homeland Security (DHS)”.
Against this backdrop, I wrote the above-captioned blueprint in 2011. If implemented, BITSAC, a technology-driven blueprint, stands to eradicate all loopholes that aid insecurity and corruption, eradicate overlapping functions being performed by agencies, store database of all persons and organizations in Nigeria along with their movable/immovable assets, store database of all visitors into Nigeria and all Nigerians in the Diaspora hence reconcile who owns what and aid in collection of taxes thereby checkmate corrupt practices, accord everyone in Nigeria access to emergency service in all languages/dialects.
Thus, provide swift response to any form of emergency and evacuation free of charge, secure our borders, national assets, infrastructure, ports, prisons, arms and ammunition with the latest technologies, disseminate any form of emergency to a well-trained and well-equipped human security who shall deal with any emergency in the most professional manner, enforce human rights, read all criminal suspects their legal rights in all languages/dialects, accord destitute criminal suspects free lawyers to represent them, but shall be ready, willing and able to unleash the most ferocious attack on anyone or group that poses clear and present danger to our homeland.
BITSAC shall offer immense job opportunities, given the fact that BITSAC shall have presence in all local governments; the PRO BONO department alone shall employ all lawyers Nigeria churns out every year.
The technology aspect shall solve crimes swifter, boost revenue due to accountability of all assets owned thus boost tax collection, hold a freer and fairer election, eradicate shady transactions, portray Nigeria in a much better light abroad and, based on the cost benefit analysis conducted, the revenue to be generated and the money to be saved when the current leakages are blocked would translate into 50 Trillion naira revenue yearly.
Your Excellency Sir, my only prayer is my request that you extend me an INVITATION in order to hand you evidence of all cases of corruption above and more, and to unveil BITSAC to you via power point PRESENTATION.
Your Excellency Sir, I performed the herculean and risky tasks above without compensation. I have faced three dangers since 2013 when I started blowing the whistle: physical, spiritual and cyber threats. I have fought corruption during PDP Government, during APC Government, within the Nigerian oligarchs, within the “banking sector mafia”, within the judiciary, within the executive and within the legislative arm; fighting corruption is a course I cherish so much and, if need be, it is a course for which I am prepared to die. I can easily recover 20 Trillion Naira stolen funds in Nigeria; we do not need to borrow a dime from abroad; and I will waive my right to trial and willingly submit myself to prison to serve 5 years if any document I tender you is fake, adulterated or manipulated.
Yours in anti-corruption and security services,
Dr. George Uboh
Chief Executive Officer (PASS)
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