$43.4m Ikoyi Cash: EFCC Resumes Probe

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has resumed investigation into the $43.4million cash recovered in a flat at Osborne Towers Ikoyi, Lagos which led to Monday’s sacking of National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Director-General Ayo Oke by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The EFCC has now reportedly received the report of the Presidential Investigative Committee headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

It is understood that more suspects are to be invited for interrogation by the anti-graft agency. The EFCC had suspended interrogation of suspects to allow the Osinbajo panel to concluded its probe.

A source in the EFCC told the Nation: “On Tuesday, we resumed the ongoing probe of the $43.4million, 27,000 pounds and N23.2million recovered on April 12, 2017 from the seventh floor of a four-bedroom apartment at Osborne Towers located on 16, Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.

“We have shortlisted more suspects for interrogation and we are likely to pick them up any moment from now. Some of the suspects are NIA men  including those in the Finance Unit.

“Don’t forget that the then Acting President approved the redeployment of NIA’s Director of Finance and some officials in the Finance Unit as part of the ongoing review of the finances of the agency.”

Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court Lagos  had on June 6, 2017 granted a final forfeiture order of the funds after no one appeared before the court to claim them.


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