The Department of State Security (DSS) have arrested the controversial owner of Public Alerts Security Systems, George Uboh.
For sometime now, Uboh has bubbled forth and back onto public subconsciousness for his controversial comments
Recall, he was the one who accused a former Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of embezzleing billions of naira of recovered funds from looters.
Recently, he has engaged in a war of words with the Federal Government over the award of a multi-billion job to recover over N1.9 trillion, he said was hidden away in some banks in the country.
Uboh was said to have been arrested on Tuesday after operatives of DSS had raided his office and homes in Maitama in Abuja in search of sensitive documents relating to the short-lived recovery contract job he was handed by the Federal Government.
The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, gave Uboh the job of recovering the huge sum of money, after he had convinced the AGF that he had already sighted and tracked down the money in 13 banks.
However, Uboh was reported to have expanded his brief shortly after getting a Federal Government letter of authority by harassing all banks in Nigeria and prominent Nigerian leaders and industry players to turn in their secret bank details to him.
On realising that Uboh had violated the terms of his brief, the AGF summarily terminated the contract, saying that the job was given to Uboh in error.
The withdrawal, according to Malami followed new information that Uboh had been jailed by a court in the United States and recently in Abuja over Police Trust Fund
The AGF also wrote to President detailing the reasons why he cancelled Uboh’s recovery job, which would have fetched him at least 5 percent of the recovered amount.
Since the termination of the contract, Uboh has not ceased to castigate government over corruption war being waged by this administration.
He had boasted that he had already traced N324 billion within the 27 days that he was allowed to work but mocked the AFG for not allowing him to go after the affected banks and individuals to recover the amount.
It is not yet known which offence he will be charged for or when he will be arraigned.