Lawyers wants Police, DSS investigates Uwajeh over Certificate Scam

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A group, Nigerian Lawyers Renaissance Forum yesterday called on the Nigerian Police force and the Department of States Security Service, DSS, to investigate the certificate being paraded by Chief Victor Uwajeh as a private Investigator from the United Kingdom.

According to a statement obtained from Barrister Jide Awoniyi, the group described the certificate as fake as well as a mere paper that Uwajeh photocopied laminated appended his own signature on it using to blackmail basically politicians and public office holders for the purpose of obtaining money from them through fraudulent means.

“Uwajeh has the selfish aim of tarnishing the reputable image of Senator Andy Uba,” the statement said.

According to investigation, Uwajeh has no certificate or document to back-up his claim against the senator as a UK private investigator or anywhere in the world as claimed by him.

He is currently standing trial on a four count charge bothering on fraud, impersonation and forgery.

The statement further said: “Uwajeh, also attempted to swindle swindle Senator Uba and so many other Nigerians using the same fake certificate he allegedly claimed he obtained from the United Kingdom.

“He is currently into hiding after being investigated by the police and eventually charged to court over forgery, theft, documents falsification.

“We want to alert Nigerians that the certificate Victor Uwajeh is claiming to have obtained in the United Kingdom is fake, the certificate is not real, the certificates does not carry any name of the institution of learning or organisation that issued the certificate to him, to worsen the situation, Uwajeh himself signed the certificate as the authorizing signatory as well as the Registrar of the institution he claimed to have obtained the certificate”.
“We therefore enjoin all Nigerians and supporters of Senator Uba to encourage all the relevant security agencies in the country as a matter of urgency to immediately commence investigations on how Victor Uwajeh got the certificate.”

The group of Lawyers also recalled how he used the same certificate to swindle the former  chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mrs Farida Waziri to extort money from politically exposed persons claiming he is a private investigator from the United Kingdom that led to his arrest and detention by the EFCC.

Uwajeh will be arraigned on the 29 March before Justice John Tsoho over alleged forgery and fraud related charges.

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