Andy Uba, Using A Front, Makes Futile Claims On Ibori's $15 Million Bribe

Andy Uba
By SaharaReporters, New York

Investigations by SaharaReporters have uncovered a scheme by Andy Uba, a former aide on domestic matters to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, to lay claims to the controversial $15 million that was part of former Governor James Ibori's corruption trial. Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nuhu Ribadu, had disclosed that, at the height of the EFCC’s investigation of Mr. Ibori, the former governor met with him at Mr. Uba’s Abuja home and tried to persuade him to accept the $15 million as a bribe.

The cash, which Mr. Ribadu subsequently deposited at the Central Bank of Nigeria to be used as evidence during Mr. Ibori’s corruption trial, has recently become the focus of conflicting claims.

Nigeria’s Attorney General Mohammed Adoke and the Delta State government have filed separate claims over the cash. Whilst Mr. Adoke argues that the funds belong to the Federal Government, the Delta State government contends that the cash should be refunded to the state formerly governed by Mr. Ibori, now serving a 13-year sentence in a UK maximum security prison.

But in a curious twist, a little known businessman named Chibuike Achibu filed an affidavit claiming that the EFCC should be made to refund the $15 million to him. Several sources in Abuja told SaharaReporters that Andy Uba, now a senator, was using Mr. Achibu as a proxy to claim the controversial bribe money.

However, Mr. Achibu’s lawyers today withdrew the affidavit which one legal source described as “absurd, spurious and laughable.”

An EFCC source stated that Mr. Uba might have prevailed on Achibu to withdraw the affidavit as soon as EFCC operatives stormed the senate to arrest him over the matter.

An EFCC source disclosed that Mr. Uba had earlier contacted senior officials of the anti-corruption agency asking their assistance to facilitate his claim to the cash. The source insisted that Mr. Achibogu was fronting for Mr. Uba. Another source, a lawyer, confirmed the scheme, adding that Mr. Uba tried to use a stooge “in order to increase his deniability once the case fails in court.”

Mr. Achibogu entered appearance at an Abuja court where the Federal Government and Delta State are contending for ownership of the money. SaharaReporters learnt that his bizarre affidavit was filed before Justice Gladys Olotu who had earlier been ordered to hands off the case on the strength of an EFCC petition on the matter. The case, which was re-assigned to Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court in Abuja, had already being adjourned to September 17, 2012. However, in a surprise move, Justice Olotu set today as a date to hear the questionable affidavit filed by Mr. Uba’s proxy.
 
In the affidavit, filed on Mr. Achibu's behalf by three Senior Advocates of Nigeria, Niyi Akintola, Okey Amaechi, and Biodun Owonikoko, the claimant asserted that the $15 million was campaign funds raised by “several business people” for candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2007.

 The affidavit further claimed that the sum of $15 million was handed over to Mr. Uba on April 26, 2007 at his house in Abuja. Mr. Achibogu’s asserted that Mr. Uba subsequently gave the money to the EFCC because the former presidential aide on domestic matters wanted the anti-corruption agency to ascertain whether the cash came from legitimate means or was the proceeds of a crime.

Speaking to SaharaReporters by telephone, Mr. Akintola (SAN) said the affidavit was filed to compel Andy Uba to fully disclose the handling of the funds. He added that the current chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde, had sworn to an affidavit to the effect that Mr. Uba invited officials of the anti-corruption agency to pick up the $15 million from his house.
 
SaharaReporters learnt that the case file on the ownership of the bribe funds has been transferred from Justice Olotu following a petition by the EFCC. A source disclosed that Justice Olotu has accordingly withdrawn from the case

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Sad to see monies meant to develop Niger Delta toyed with -1

It is disheartening to see monies that is meant for the development of Niger Delta become a free-for-all like this $15 million dollars.

Niger Deltans are dying in droves everyday due to high rates of cancers and other diseases caused by pollution of everything in that region. Yet, monies that should be used to solve those very problems -namely, the problems of environmental and "human" pollution is now being chased after by all sorts of thieves in the country.

It is also surprising and shameful that those who call themselves "Senior Advocate of Nigeria," of which justice and fairness should be what they live for and by, are also scrambling to steal monies that do not belong to them.

Sad to see monies meant to develop Niger Delta toyed with -2

It is, indeed, time for CBN to do the right thing by returning those monies to the rightful owners - the people of Niger Delta. Instead of sharing those monies to thieving mediocre lackeys who call themselves SANS, the government should hand the money to either NDDC or the Ministry of Niger Delta for development projects in the region. Doing so would be the right thing to do for those who have sacrificed dearly for this country, and continue to do so, with their "polluted" lives. I implore Jonathan and all Niger Delta governors to see that this $15 million dollars is returned to the region, and those thieving "SANs," of which a large percentage bought their SAN title in Lagos, do not systematically steal those monies through any schemes of incompetent legal representation.

re:what are the igboman(sic) upto(?)

I take exception to your denigrating comments about my people.The corruption that has eaten deep into the fabric of our nation has gone beyond tribe,sex,political and religious affiliations.ignoramuses like you should never be allowed to poison the well of public opinion that satisfies our thirst for justice,fairness,equality.kindly take your incitive solecism-laden comments somewhere else.

Andy Uba, Using A Front, Makes Futile Claims On Ibori's $15 Mill

A nice man. I expected this long time ago. My problem is that my kinsman-I mean Ibo man can be used to act any script once it comes to money.
Igbo Kwenu!

PDP WE HAIL THEE

This drama of absurdity.

When shall it end.

How on earth for God's sake.

SAN.

Affidavit.

Andy Uba.

Obasanjo.

PDP.

Jonathan.

All these parameters have to be fixed.

God shall liberate us ONE DAY.

No shame self again.

The vultures are gathering

Jesus Christ said that where there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather (Matthew 24:28). The party of vultures PDP is at it again to feed voraciously on the carcass of $15m retreived from what Ibori stole from Delta State. Can you hear anyone from the PDP secretariat dissociating the party from this evil claim on the $15m?

In a decent country, no one will ever lay claim to this carcass but not in Nigeria. All the vultures from Aso Rock to PDD HQ to Delta State House without leaving out the AG & the Dishourable Judges from High to Supreme Courts are hovering over the $15m. Let's wait and see if all these vultures will share this carcass or the king vulture will do a winner takes all.

In the midst of all these schemings is the failure to honour Ribadu who rejected what has now become a carcass for the vultures. May be Ribadu doesn't deserve it after all as he has joined the vultures with appointment accepted from GEJ.

A TAINT ON ANDY UBA

This is another dragging in the mud. Why should a politician of note like Andy Uba be enmeshed in the murky-water of this sort. I know the propellant: greediness. These thieves should better repent of face a damning wrath

IBB called Buhari a thief when will he reply IBB-TUNBDEMESS?

Thief Katsina Ala Ibori, denied ever giving such money to Ribadu right here in 9ja. But since Ribadu insisted the EU kudi, was handed over to him by Andy Uba, via Ibori, the money belongs to Delta state and not d FGN. The money recovered from Dariye by the british was handed over to Plateau state-same to Alams-The $15m was giving to Sanusi of CBN by ribadu. I had ealier pleaded with our journalist to interview Andy Uba over the matter. Nobody had the guts to approach Andy Uba all these years to enable him collaborate the tales by moon light story that Ribadu sold to us. If another character had been involved in the case apart from Andy Uba, I would have believed it. Look at Andy Uba in his true mould, laying claim to the money-which we do not know if it is fake $ or real dollars in the vault of the CBN. Soon the story will be like that of farouk, that there is nothing like $15m in CBN. To get Alams, Ribadu told us he had refineries in E.Guinea. It turned out to be a lie-

farouk & buhari tales by d candle light from Uba ati ribadu

Thief Katsina Ala Ibori, denied ever giving such money to Ribadu right here in 9ja. But since Ribadu insisted the EU kudi, was handed over to him by Andy Uba, via Ibori, the money belongs to Delta state and not d FGN. The money recovered from Dariye by the british was handed over to Plateau state-same to Alams-The $15m was giving to Sanusi of CBN by ribadu. I had ealier pleaded with our journalist to interview Andy Uba over the matter. Nobody had the guts to approach Andy Uba all these years to enable him collaborate the tales by moon light story that Ribadu sold to us. If another character had been involved in the case apart from Andy Uba, I would have believed it. Look at Andy Uba in his true mould, laying claim to the money-which we do not know if it is fake $ or real dollars in the vault of the CBN. Soon the story will be like that of farouk, that there is nothing like $15m in CBN. To get Alams, Ribadu told us he had refineries in E.Guinea. It turned out to be a lie-

@ tundemess-thief na him dey know thief-Buhari IBB say u be TIV

@deri, (You seem to be forgetting your script...you forgot to add that all of this was caused by Buhari, or that Buhari must have planted the money on Ibori through Andy Uba 4 Ribadu)Unquote Babangida, while reacting to the blame heaped on him and others for “killing” the nation’s oil sector said he is conversant with Buhari’s so-called holier-than-thou attitude.“He is a one-time Minister of Petroleum and we have good records of his tenure as minister. Secondly, he also presided over the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) which records we also have.“We challenge him to come out with clean hands in those portfolios he headed. Or, we will help him to expose his ‘records of performance during those periods.’ Those who live in glass houses do not throw stones. General Buhari should be properly guided,” Babangida had said.

@Odogwu Nathaniel-when IBB called buhari a thief-he quiet 4 once

@deri, (You seem to be forgetting your script...you forgot to add that all of this was caused by Buhari, or that Buhari must have planted the money on Ibori through Andy Uba 4 Ribadu)Unquote Babangida, while reacting to the blame heaped on him and others for “killing” the nation’s oil sector said he is conversant with Buhari’s so-called holier-than-thou attitude.“He is a one-time Minister of Petroleum and we have good records of his tenure as minister. Secondly, he also presided over the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) which records we also have.“We challenge him to come out with clean hands in those portfolios he headed. Or, we will help him to expose his ‘records of performance during those periods.’ Those who live in glass houses do not throw stones. General Buhari should be properly guided,” Babangida had said.

Thieves!

The $15 million bribe should be given to children's charity not refunded back to thieves in government.

Hmmmm this is interesting...

More is happening... www.160bits.com

loot

Fellow Nigerians,The money in question actually belongs to me.I gave the late micheal jackson that money to help me give it to the late genaral murtala mohammed for onward transfer to barack obama to help him rig the upcoming presidential election in my favour on the 22\08\2020 somewhere in mongolia.So give me my money back.My name is eehm,ehmm,ehmmmm,legitimate looter.

Andy Domestic Servants!

As a Domestic Servant to the President Obasanjo, he was the back bone of the fraud being perpetrated by James Ibori using his position in the State House. Almost all his business has fallen and he needs money, so sending Mr. Achibogu to front for him was part of his plan. He should be arrested and prosecuted for his involving himself in that fraud and other subsequent fraudulent activities he was involved in both in Anambra and in Abuja. I don't know what he is doing in that National Assembly up till now. His election should be challenged!

@Udam Ochiaghandigbo you seem to......

..you seem like another breed of worthless human tissue like your blind compatriots in a hellbound journey through life. You clearly are a small person and want to remain so. Buhari is so upright if you were given a 100 lifetimes to try and match him you would fail over and over again. When U.Dikko went on self exile Buhari tried to repatriate back to face justice in Nig during his glorious regime but couldn't. When he became PTF Chairman he invited Dikko to do a job of supplying vehicles and gave him part payment as mobilisation. After supplying all the vehicles Dikko went for his balance; The steadfast, Upright, and Uncompromising hero of justice and equity known as Buhari told Dikko that the balance is what you owe Nigeria. Match that you petty self centered mongrel

Ibori is taking his money through these stooges

This is all Ibori's arrangement. I tell you my people, Ibori will bounce back, mark this down. The same money will be return to Ibori, and the duos Andy/bussinessman will get their % for rescuing the money for Ibori. It is the same political and economic thieves recycling themselves, what a shame and pity for Nigeria. Despite our population of having the greatest number of seasoned economists, scientists, jurists, teachers, academic professors etc, we still cannot phanthom how and when to tame these political thieves. We need to work on this nation as masses, only us can fight our battles.

TOTAL DISGRACE. HERE IS A PROVERB FOR THESE THIEVES/ LOOTERS

Only when the last tree has been cut down;

Only when the last river has been poisoned;

Only when the last fish has been caught;

Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten."

I WISH THEM ALL THE BAD LUCK EVER.

Money Belongs to FGN

Though you did not disclose your identity, you were spot on, on the issue. Your contribution was very objective and accurate. I needed to add that same Ibori has lost monies to US Goverment before when he took large cash of unproven source to the U.S.A. The ubder discussion $15M belongs to the Federal Government. The Federal Attorney General should know this. But as a PDP man and an Ibori apologist he decided to play the Ostrich. Even the Delta State Govt cannot be an interested party in this case as the State Audit has not shown any missing funds of that amount. And the present State Governor has been known to say Ibori was clean of corruption.

My question is why do Nigerian politicians always take Nigerians for idiots, deafs and dumbs who can neither understand, know or read their manipulations?

SHAME!!!!!!!!!

That idiot laying claim to the bribe money is a failed 419 king pin.
It is unfortunate that very desperate 419 idiots are prancing around our political space and thereby polluting our values and culture.
The so-called chibuike achigbu should be quickly arrested alongside Foolish Andy Uba.

WHAT ARE THE IGBO MAN UP TO

This crop of people have become nuissances to Nigeria and entire humanity when it comes to money. They have become a set back to Nigeria democracy and its corruption fight. The like of Arthur Nzeribe, Chukwumerrijie, Daniel kanu etc of the infamous ABN that sold their consciences to abort the most farest credible elections in Nigeria history. 95% of corrupt judges that gave infamous judgements are from this tribe. A case in study the Delta elections rerun and april 26th elections. Justices Doris uzoamaka, Ogbona to mention but a few are from this tribe. This tribe that is conversing for the presidency. The presidency of this country shall surely elude until they gather act together

Andy Uba denies it...

$15m Ibori Bribe: Senator Andy Uba Denies Involvement

http://247ureports.com/15m-ibori-bribe-senator-andy-uba-denies-involvement/

enough already, everytime an

enough already, everytime an igbo man is involved with money, you people start to cast judgement. meanwhile lawan is not being prosecuted, tukur son is not being prosecuted, all the money that have been stolen by the north and yorubas for over 40yrs, nobody says anything but as soon as igbo man is involved, you people come out of the woodwork. pls its not only igbo that like money.

Na waa oo!

Is there any kind of ear tingling stories dat can't be obtained in N naija?Wat an effrontery !

Until we kick these igbos out

Until we kick these igbos out of Nigeria, our land will continue to be polluted by these sons and daughters of belial called Igbos!

Andy,each exposure brings you closer to penitentiary captivity!

This Uba man has many lives. Considering his many close calls to being hanged for all forms of crime under his neck, I am surprised he has not yet been nabbed. Instead, he has risen from being a domestic affairs supervisor to "honorable" SINATOR, with a brief hope of governorship slot, until his antics and crimes were exposed! Yet this man has not learnt.

Remember his trip to USA with OBJ when $170,000 was smuggled into New York aboard Presidential plane and $45,000 was used to pay farm equipment for for Otta farms. http://saharareporters.com/news-page/what-did-obj-and-uba-bring-usa-pres...
I bet he was being initiated into the high wire crime then. See the amount he is dealing with now!
Google 'Andy Uba and corruption' and you will return 128000 results!

There is no doubt that he will someday face justice, for with each escapade, he has an ever increasing conviction that he is unassailable. Each exposure surely brings him closer to penitentiary captivity!

See the fool whey won be

See the fool whey won be anambra state governor. Mswhhhh

@ omo una

you know? just like dem two Yoruba boys kill them brother for juju for the same Lagos. Even the pastor wey carry dead person head for Ogun State. Na wah for this Yoruba peopleo.

Buhari, Shagari, IBB

Until the afore mentioned foolani fools refund the loot they stole while in office, ALL the money should be refunded to Ibori, period. Isn't Andy Uba the big fool that was driving on the opposite side of the roadway around Benin airport?

Fairy Tale for WE Gullible Nigerians

Selling a cock and bull to we gullible Nigerians. I wonder how long these idiots will continue to take us as fools. This shows that Ibori still have top notchers in the PDP backing him up. So EFCC has become a commercial bank where money can be deposited or what are these brainless people trying to tell us? The so called SANs are not better in anyway than the the fools they are defending. Greed has eaten up their brains. I wonder how they feel when they came up with this fairly tale, not even a nursery school baby will find it amusing
The most sacrilegious is taking oath with the Bible and still calling the name of God to lie! Please court release his ‘money’ to him, As usual