Posted by News Express | 25 September 2021 | 700 times
With the jostling for the Anambra State governorship position in top gear, the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has called on the Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, to commence the probe of Senator Andy Uba before the election proper.
CACOL, an anti-corruption group, in a letter to the ICPC Chairman, dated Friday, September 24, 2021, made available to Saturday INDEPENDENT, said its attention had been drawn to reports in a section of the media accusing Andy Uba, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the November 6, 2021 governorship election in Anambra State, of alleged unbridled corruption, advance fee fraud and money laundering.
The letter, signed by Debo Adeniran, CACOL Chairman, urged the ICPC to investigate and prosecute if need be, the allegations against Andy Uba, a Nigerian politician, reportedly indicted some years back for allegedly smuggling dollars to the U.S and pounds to the UK.
“We learnt from the publication that Mr. Uba was subject of a U.S investigation into an advance fee fraud scheme, known as 419 in Nigeria, according to the U.S government.
“In the UK, he was barred from entering. The authorities said the Nigerian politician was associated with ‘fraud and other criminal activities, and that ‘his presence in the UK would not be conducive to the public good.”
Uba, otherwise known as Emmanuel Uba, according to the report, allegedly ran into trouble with the American government in 2003 for smuggling $170,000 into the U.S, using Nigeria’s presidential aircraft, which flew into New York for a meeting of the United Nations.
He allegedly concealed the bulk cash, failed to declare it at the John F. Kennedy International Airport, and later handed it over to his girlfriend, contrary to the U.S law, which he was familiar with as a regular traveller and as someone who had lived in the U.S before, according to court papers released by the American government.
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