Petition: Imo State Government’s Silence On Uwajumogugate

IMO SPEAKER FATHER'S MANSION RENOVATED AND FURNISHED BY SPEAKER UWAJUMOGU

IMO SPEAKER FATHER’S MANSION RENOVATED AND FURNISHED BY SPEAKER UWAJUMOGU

JASMINE HOTELS LOCATED BEHIND IMO CONCORDE HOTEL AND BUILT BY IMO SPEAKER

JASMINE HOTELS LOCATED BEHIND IMO CONCORDE HOTEL AND BUILT BY IMO SPEAKER

MANSION 1 LOCATED ALONG CHIEF BEN UWAJUMOGU STREET FHE UMUGUMA AND BUILT BY IMO SPEAKER-2

MANSION 1 LOCATED ALONG CHIEF BEN UWAJUMOGU STREET FHE UMUGUMA AND BUILT BY IMO SPEAKER-2

ANOTHER MANSION UNDER CONSTRUCTION ALONG IHITTE UBOMA  UMUAHIA ROAD BEING BUILT BY IMO SPEAKER

ANOTHER MANSION UNDER CONSTRUCTION ALONG IHITTE UBOMA UMUAHIA ROAD BEING BUILT BY IMO SPEAKER

The Executive Governor
Imo State-Nigeria
Government House
Owerri.

Your Excellency,

IMO STATE GOVERNMENT’S SILENCE ON SPEAKER BENJAMIN UWAJUMOGU’s
FRAUDULENT ACTIVITIES

I bring to you Calvary greetings and God’s love in Jesus name. Amen.

Your administration has done a lot to reposition the socio-economic
and political status of the state to the envy of other state
governments in the country. It is an acknowledged visible fact that
this administration has embarked on so many people oriented projects
across the state. It is equally on record that your administration’s
desire in embarking on these numerous projects is linked to the
collaborative cooperation between the Executive and the Legislative
arms of government headed by Your Excellency and Imo Speaker
respectively.

However, beneath the sincerity of your administration to bring
dividends of democracy to the people through the execution of multiple
projects at the same time, is the grand design of the Speaker of Imo
State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Chukwuemeka Uwajumogu and
his aides to defraud the Imo State government and her citizens of
billions of naira. This, Speaker Uwajumogu and his aides have done and
currently doing.

Your Excellency, you will recall that on the 20th of December 2013, I
officially informed you why I quit (resigned) from this government on
the 17th of December 2013. I informed you of the fraudulent activities
going on at Imo Speaker’s Office. I informed you that I discovered
these fraudulent activities while still as an aide to Speaker
Uwajumogu, and made concerted efforts to stop these activities which
clearly have dented the good image of your administration. I
thereafter pleaded with you to compel the leadership of the Imo State
House of Assembly to set up a panel to investigate these allegations,
having failed to set up one when I requested for it severally from the
Speaker himself.

Your Excellency, having waited for two months (between 20th December
2013 and 18th February 2014) without any reactions from you, I
officially petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,
EFCC (see the enclosed Petition) on the 18th of February 2014 on the
fraudulent activities of speaker Benjamin C. Uwajumogu and his aides,
visa-vis (1) Road contract scams (2) Employment Racketeering (3)
Salaries scams (4) Financial Assistance Scams (5) Imprest scams (6)
General supply scams (7) Stipend for correspondent scams,etc.

I also listed properties acquired by Speaker Uwajumogu with proceeds
of the crimes. See enclosed some pictures of the properties and their
locations. See also enclosed some pictures of roads which Imo Speaker
awarded to his company – WERDIS LTD.

It should be noted that one month later, your Excellency embarked on
Local Government roads assessment tours in all the Local government
areas in the state. Your findings were not only shocking but also
embarrassing to your rescue mission administration.

Your Excellency discovered that Imo Speaker fraudulently awarded road
contracts to his aides, cronies and to himself through his company
WERDIS LTD and other unqualified companies. Your Excellency also
discovered that most of the roads were constructed without stone base.
Your Excellency equally discovered that payments were made to these
inexperienced contractors who did poor jobs. Your Excellency finally
discovered that Payments running into millions of naira were made to
Imo Speakers aides who pretended to be road contractors but abandoned
the roads projects. Specifically, Your Excellency discovered that the
Chief of Staff to Imo Speaker, Mr. Kodichi Anamekwe pocketed the sum
of N18million and N70million meant for the construction of
ORIENDU-NKWODURUKWU road in Ehime Mbano LGA and other roads through
his company FALCON ENGINEERING LTD. Your Excellency also discovered
that Imo Speaker’s Special Adviser on Inter-governmental matters; Mr.
Dan Orji pocketed the sum of over N50.4million meant for the
construction of roads in Ihitte/Uboma LGA. Your Excellency also
discovered that in many local governments in the state, Imo Speaker
awarded road contracts to his company and to his cronies (fronts)
companies, collected and pocketed state funds running into Billions of
naira meant for the construction of these roads without doing the
jobs. Your Excellency made these discoveries between 20th and 26th
of March 2014. You also ordered for the arrest and detention of Imo
Speakers’ aides for their involvement in road contract scams in the
state.

It is symbolic to note that Imo Speaker’s sudden U-turn to set up a
belated Kangaroo Panel made up of his praise singers on the 27th of
March 2014 was simply a strategy or design to save himself of the
imminent disgrace, humiliation and impeachment, following your
Excellency’s practical confirmation of my allegation of Road contract
scams involving Rt. Hon. Benjamin Chukwuemeka Uwajumogu and his aides.
The panel invited me to appear before them on the 4th of April 2014,
but I dismissed them as an April Fool’s Panel with 23 reasons. See
enclosed response.

Your Excellency, it is expedient for me to let you know that
Honourable members of Imo State House of Assembly have confirmed that
Speaker Uwajumogu pay rolled over 120 aides out of whom 90 of them are
ghost workers, who earn salaries without working for it. One of the
ghost workers is an 85 year old Madam Monica Anamekwe, mother to Mr.
Kodichi Anamekwe (Imo Speaker’s Chief of Staff). You can verify this
obvious fact. Other areas of fraud involving Imo Speaker can be
verified by you.

Your Excellency, The questions Imo people are now asking include;

Why is Mr. Kodichi Anamekwe still in this government despite the fact
that Your Excellency has confirmed his involvement in Road Contract
Scams?
Why is Mr. Dan Orji still in this government despite the fact that
Your Excellency has confirmed his involvement in Road Contract scams?
Why is Rt. Hon. Benjamin Uwajumogu still parading himself as Imo
Speaker despite the fact that it has been confirmed by Your Excellency
and Imo Citizens that he is deeply involved in monumental Road
contract scams? The former Deputy Governor, Sir Jude Agbaso was
impeached over a minor road contract mis-understanding.
Why has the 85 year old Madam Monica Anamekwe continued to earn salary
as a ghost worker? When will she be arrested and detained for
defrauding the state government?
Why has Rt. Hon. Benjamin Uwajumogu not resigned as the Speaker of Imo
State House of Assembly?
Why have the Honourable members of the Assembly not impeached Chief
Benjamin Uwajumogu as Speaker? Or are they under a spell?
Is the Executive Arm of Government collaborating with the legislature
to bury this monumental fraud that involves Speaker Uwajumogu?
Is speaker Uwajumogu a front for the Executive in the road contract scams?
Why is the Executive finding it difficult to ask Speaker Uwajumogu to resign?
The properties Speaker Uwajumogu acquired with stolen state funds,
when will they be confiscated?

Your Excellency, the silence of the executive over this matter is
worrisome, and as a result, some concerned Imo Citizens have
undertaken to investigate the relationship between Imo Speaker and the
head of the executive arm; visa-vis (a) Why certain laws and motions
have been passed (b) Various foreign trips that have only brought
socio-economic loss to the state (c) Why the Imo State House of
Assembly have not been having their normal plenary since the past five
months when the crisis started etc. They will make their findings
public soon.

As 2015 general election draws closer, the way and manner the crisis
at the Imo State House of Assembly is handled will surely make or mar
your re-election. I say this with due respect because the continued
silence of the executive over the crisis at the legislative arm is
worrisome. Imo people are asking; who is speaker Benjamin Chukwuemeka
Uwajumogu to award road contracts? Who is speaker Benjamin Chukwuemeka
Uwajumogu to steal funds running into billions of naira belonging to
Imo people? Who is Speaker Benjamin Chukwuemeka Uwajumogu to acquire
properties with stolen state funds?

Bread of deceit is sweet to the mouth but afterwards the same mouth
shall be filled with gravels and stones. He who sows injustice will
surely reap calamity, so says the Holy Bible.

Please accept my best and warmest regards.

Citizen (Dr) Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha FCAI
Former Senior Special Assistant on Media
Immediate Past Senior Special Assistant on Special Duties
Ikennasamuelson@gmail.com
07032934037, 07045148195
30th April 2014.

Copy to:

All Political Stakeholders in the state
Religious Leaders in the State
Opposition political parties in the state
Presidency
National Assembly
Force Headquarters
EFCC
Nigerians
Imo Citizens in Diaspora
(10) The Press

 

NOTE:
Your Excellency with due respect I am sending this letter with other
enclosures to you through a delivery service company – RED STAR
EXPRESS. I will also forward it to your email address. Thanks and God
bless

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