Discovered Stash of Cash
The operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have discovered another large sum of money in a house in Ikoyi, Lagos.
The source added that the staggering cash comprised about $38 million, N23 million and £27,000 from the Ikoyi house.
The development came two days after the EFCC operatives recovered €547,730 and £21,090 as well as N5,648,500 from a Bureau de Change operator in Balogun Market, Lagos.
The commission had also recovered N449 million hidden in an abandoned shop also in Lagos six days earlier.
Details of the discoveries and the owner of the money were sketchy as at press time.
Meanwhile, the operatives of the EFCC have raided the Kano residence of former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Muhammad Adoke (SAN).
The operatives were said to have visited Adoke’s residence at Alu Avenue in Nassarawa GRA Kano and raided the entire residence on Tuesday.
The Daily Times gathered that the raid might not be unconnected to Adoke’s alleged involvement in $1.3bn Malabu oil deal.
But it could not be established what was recovered, though iron doors to the house were said to have been broken.
It was further gathered that the operatives raided the house and searched rooms, roofing ceiling and water tanks of the residence.
But faulting the raid in a statement made available on Wednesday on his behalf, Adoke claimed that the EFCC operatives visited his residence in Kano and broke down the doors without a search warrant, saying that nothing incriminating was found after the exercise.
The statement reads in part: “They found nothing after breaking down the doors of his residence in Kano.
“There was no evidence of a search warrant but they broke down some doors, searched everywhere and the roof. No information on the actual mission of the operatives. This invasion is without deference to the ongoing cases in court against the ex-AGF.”
When contacted, the EFCC spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, declined to give details but confirmed that the operatives visited Adoke’s residence to conduct a search.
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