The man who blew the whistle that helped the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to recover the $43m, N23.2m and £27,800 (N13bn) from an Ikoyi apartment in April has finally been paid part of his commission.
And the first thing the whistle-blower did after receiving part of his N421m bounty, was to travel out of the country.
Lawyer to the whistle-blower, Yakubu Galadima, confirmed this on Wednesday and lauded the government for keeping its words.
My client did not run mad after receiving the money as feared by Prof Itse Sagay, Mr. Galadima joked.
But he said that his client had not been paid in full.
According to him, the Federal Government promised to pay the balance next year.
He said, “My client confirmed to me that he had received a credit alert from the Federal Government. He travelled out of the country this morning (Wednesday morning).
“He has been paid the first instalment but there were many tax deductions. Yes, we are happy. I will give you more details later but I can confirm now that he has received some money.
“As you can see, my client did not run mad as predicted by Prof. Itse Sagay.”