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Saraki Hired Uboh, Convicted Credit Card Fraudster, To Smear EFCC-SaharaReporter by Nobody: 10:15am On Aug 25, 2015
An investigation by SaharaReporters has revealed that embattled Senate President, Bukola Saraki, engineered a petition to the Senate by a convicted criminal, George Uboh, alleging that the leadership of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had embezzled more than N1 trillion in assets seized in corruption cases.

Sources at the EFCC, Senate and in the UK claimed that Mr. Saraki encouraged Mr. Uboh to submit a petition to the Senate blackmailing the anti-corruption agency after the senator learned on a recent trip to the United Kingdom that the EFCC had contacted the London Metropolitan police to assist in a widened money laundering investigation targeting the senator.

A US court once convicted Mr. Uboh, an older brother of a former member of the House of Representatives, Doris Uboh, for engaging in credit card fraud. US authorities had also indicted him for dealing in narcotics, but the narcotics charges were later dropped.

In 1992, U.S. law enforcement agents carried out a major raid on a credit card and bank fraud ring led by George Uboh in Georgia. US prosecutors identified Mr. Uboh as the ringleader of the syndicate. Doris Uboh’s names appeared as number 7 on the indictment list, and she was charged on four counts of felony charges. She fled the US to Nigeria, later manipulating her way into the House of Reps.

The case against the Ubohs and their co-conspirers was assigned docket number 92-cr-00041-GET-JRS and was listed as USA v. Uboh et al. The Uboh siblings and 27 others were charged with varying degrees of felonious fraud.

The case wound through US courts from 1992 to 1998. Though the U.S. government issued a motion to dismiss the charges with regard to Doris and others in 1998, the case was re-opened in 1999. However, by that time Ms. Uboh had fled the U.S. Her flight led U.S. prosecutors to declare her a “fugitive.”

Mr. Saraki, who in June became the Senate president after striking a deal with the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has long been a suspect in money laundering crimes dating to the infamous looting of funds from Societe Generale Bank, a bank in which his family had controlling shares. EFCC agents had also accused Mr. Saraki of engaging in a systematic embezzlement of public funds during the two terms he was governor of Kwara State.

After the end of his governorship tenure, the Senate president was accused by the Nigerian police Anti-Fraud unit of defrauding banks of billions of naira through fraudulent loans and other schemes involving his business interests.

The EFCC recently quizzed Mr. Saraki’s wife, Toyin Saraki, for two days. Following the extensive interrogation, the EFCC sought the cooperation of the London Metropolitan police to widen its investigation.

“The bulk of money involved in our investigation [of Mrs. Saraki] was laundered using credit cards and with the purchase of properties in the UK,” an EFCC agent said.

In 2007, as Mr. Saraki and a host of former governors faced investigation by the then Nuhu Ribadu-led EFCC, Mr. Saraki and former Governor James Ibori of Delta State connived with then Inspector General of Police, Mike Okiro, to remove Mr. Ribadu from his post. With their nemesis, Ribadu, elbowed out, Mr. Saraki and Mr. Ibori prevailed then President Umaru Yar’Adua to hire their lackey, Farida Waziri, to head the anti-corruption agency. An EFCC source told SaharaReporters that Mr. Saraki also persuaded Mrs. Waziri to employ several police officers close to him at the EFCC. The officers pushed by the senator included, Abdulkadiri Jimoh, a police officer very close to him.

A Senate source told SaharaReporters that Mr. Saraki was furious when the EFCC leadership refused to honor a summons he sent out to various agencies. The EFCC had declined to attend the questionable meeting on the strength of advice by their lawyers that Mr. Saraki did not have the constitutional right to summon the agency in the guise of a “courtesy call.”

Shortly after the EFCC publicly spurned Mr. Saraki’s summons, the agency invited his wife for what one agent described as “two days of grueling interrogation.” Mrs. Saraki had arrived at the EFCC with a horde of serving lawmakers and other backers led by Dino Melaye who claimed that he was present as a “private investigator”.

SaharaReporters learned that Mr. Uboh’s so-called petition against the EFCC was routed through Peter Nwaoboshi, a first-term senator from Delta State. “It was sent through Senator Nwaoboshi in order to give the impression that the Senate president had no hand in it,” a source at the Senate told SaharaReporters.

Our sources said Mr. Uboh’s spurious petition was part of Senator Saraki’s broad agenda to undermine the EFCC and bring the agency to its knees. “The whole plan is to checkmate us so that we won’t be able to finish the investigation of his wife and to possibly charge her,” said an EFCC source.

One senator told SaharaReporters that Mr. Uboh’s petition, already scheduled for hearing, was not routed through the normal channels at the Senate. “They just sneaked the thing in the petition through the backdoor when the entire Senate was on vacation,” the senator said.

Saraki’s plan to probe the EFCC is being tested for the second time in the last two months as an earlier attempt failed during a plenary session recently. The EFCC as a statutory agency of the Nigerian government is due to present an annual report to the Senate in September 2015.


http://saharareporters.com/2015/08/25/senate-president-bukola-saraki-hired-uboh-convicted-credit-card-fraudster-smear-efcc

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Re: Saraki Hired Uboh, Convicted Credit Card Fraudster, To Smear EFCC-SaharaReporter by Unsad(m): 10:17am On Aug 25, 2015
Saraki the snake!

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Re: Saraki Hired Uboh, Convicted Credit Card Fraudster, To Smear EFCC-SaharaReporter by AngryNigerian(m): 10:20am On Aug 25, 2015
sources would always claim...

Anyway,shld we b intrestd in d accuser or if his timely accusation is true or false

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Re: Saraki Hired Uboh, Convicted Credit Card Fraudster, To Smear EFCC-SaharaReporter by Nobody: 10:30am On Aug 25, 2015
EFCC should answer their case... If saraki wife has a case to answer, then she also.... Meanwhile Sahara reporters and their us of SOURCE...

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Re: Saraki Hired Uboh, Convicted Credit Card Fraudster, To Smear EFCC-SaharaReporter by BlackPeni5: 10:31am On Aug 25, 2015
I just knew...I didn't read the story, just went straight to the source.

Guess what...Its Sahara 1diots with their gossip type of stories...Our sources, a source who doesn't want to be named, ghost sources.

The loser of this political dispensation will be Bola Tinubu. He's attacking Fashola (The peoples governor) and GMB's boy. Let's wait for APC to tear itself apart with its greed.

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Re: Saraki Hired Uboh, Convicted Credit Card Fraudster, To Smear EFCC-SaharaReporter by veekid(m): 10:31am On Aug 25, 2015
as in
Re: Saraki Hired Uboh, Convicted Credit Card Fraudster, To Smear EFCC-SaharaReporter by ZACHIE: 10:31am On Aug 25, 2015
Lobatan
Re: Saraki Hired Uboh, Convicted Credit Card Fraudster, To Smear EFCC-SaharaReporter by qualityovenbake(m): 10:31am On Aug 25, 2015
Tinubu at work here.

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Re: Saraki Hired Uboh, Convicted Credit Card Fraudster, To Smear EFCC-SaharaReporter by Nobody: 10:32am On Aug 25, 2015
The guy still dey learn work!

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Re: Saraki Hired Uboh, Convicted Credit Card Fraudster, To Smear EFCC-SaharaReporter by gokay11(m): 10:32am On Aug 25, 2015
Sahara reporter

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Re: Saraki Hired Uboh, Convicted Credit Card Fraudster, To Smear EFCC-SaharaReporter by DICKtator: 10:33am On Aug 25, 2015
grin grin grin grin
Re: Saraki Hired Uboh, Convicted Credit Card Fraudster, To Smear EFCC-SaharaReporter by Rilwayne001: 10:33am On Aug 25, 2015
Saraki himself is a criminal. He deserved a duplex in kirikiri.

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Re: Saraki Hired Uboh, Convicted Credit Card Fraudster, To Smear EFCC-SaharaReporter by Pillars1(m): 10:34am On Aug 25, 2015
Another Episode

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Re: Saraki Hired Uboh, Convicted Credit Card Fraudster, To Smear EFCC-SaharaReporter by dyn1800: 10:34am On Aug 25, 2015
Let them investigate them ..... I'm sure one person must come out clean
Re: Saraki Hired Uboh, Convicted Credit Card Fraudster, To Smear EFCC-SaharaReporter by ericessien24: 10:34am On Aug 25, 2015
Revolution is the solution to our problems. But nobody want die.

Everybody in nigeria is corrupt, so we can't stop corruption.

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Re: Saraki Hired Uboh, Convicted Credit Card Fraudster, To Smear EFCC-SaharaReporter by Atlantian: 10:34am On Aug 25, 2015
Thieves everywhere. No single person in APC that is not a thief. From Tinubu to Saraki, to Buhari whose wife adorns 10 million wrist watch and donate 130 million naira, the source they claim is from massage bar. Useless politicians. I am still questioning why I was born in this crazy country.

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Re: Saraki Hired Uboh, Convicted Credit Card Fraudster, To Smear EFCC-SaharaReporter by adonbilivit: 10:35am On Aug 25, 2015
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Re: Saraki Hired Uboh, Convicted Credit Card Fraudster, To Smear EFCC-SaharaReporter by ochoa(m): 10:35am On Aug 25, 2015
Africa you still have a long way to go with your toothless and
corrupt leaders...Inde lendlela.

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Re: Saraki Hired Uboh, Convicted Credit Card Fraudster, To Smear EFCC-SaharaReporter by LasoulMacuby(m): 10:35am On Aug 25, 2015
where are all those bastard wailers. . .

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Re: Saraki Hired Uboh, Convicted Credit Card Fraudster, To Smear EFCC-SaharaReporter by slimmyjimmy(m): 10:35am On Aug 25, 2015
EPISTLE
Re: Saraki Hired Uboh, Convicted Credit Card Fraudster, To Smear EFCC-SaharaReporter by justurch(m): 10:37am On Aug 25, 2015
who exactly do SR work for?

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Re: Saraki Hired Uboh, Convicted Credit Card Fraudster, To Smear EFCC-SaharaReporter by Nobody: 10:37am On Aug 25, 2015
Story
Re: Saraki Hired Uboh, Convicted Credit Card Fraudster, To Smear EFCC-SaharaReporter by EagleScribes: 10:37am On Aug 25, 2015
*in Femi Kuti's voice*
Wonder wonder wonder wonder, till you turn to wonderer

My country is full of wonders!

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Re: Saraki Hired Uboh, Convicted Credit Card Fraudster, To Smear EFCC-SaharaReporter by Nobody: 10:37am On Aug 25, 2015
Who takes SR serious

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Re: Saraki Hired Uboh, Convicted Credit Card Fraudster, To Smear EFCC-SaharaReporter by alaoeri: 10:37am On Aug 25, 2015
Hope media accusations & counter accusations won't destroy this government.

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Re: Saraki Hired Uboh, Convicted Credit Card Fraudster, To Smear EFCC-SaharaReporter by Nobody: 10:37am On Aug 25, 2015
Rilwayne001:
Saraki himself is a criminal. He deserved a duplex in kirikiri.
Is it true you are GAY?

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Re: Saraki Hired Uboh, Convicted Credit Card Fraudster, To Smear EFCC-SaharaReporter by LasoulMacuby(m): 10:37am On Aug 25, 2015
Atlantian:
Thieves everywhere. No single person in APC that is not a thief. From Tinubu to Saraki, to Buhari whose wife adorns 10 million wrist watch and donate 130 million naira, the source they claim is from massage bar. Useless politicians. I am still questioning why I was born in this crazy country.
You were sounding sensible until ur last paragraph. That is if u even paragraphed, so u can either kill urself by urself or relocate to Timbuktu

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