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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Whistle-blower exposes suspicious N8.4b in an unclaimed bank account

Detectives at EFCC and the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, are trying to find the owner of an account which has N8.4billion in it. The bank account has no signatories but a huge deposit made into the account has been traced to a bank which is believed to have assisted the money launderers, who own the account, to convert the cash to dollars.
They think the cash may have been wired into some foreign accounts, but the government has filed an ex parte motion to place it under temporary assets forfeiture.

Despite the fact that the account has no signatories, a telecommunications company has gone to court to claim the money.

This account was discovered when a whistle-blower alerted the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation,  to strange deposits that were being made into the ECOBANK account by some suspected government officials.

Out of the several deposits made, about N8.4billion was singled out for investigation.
According to The Nation, a source involved in the investigation said:
“A whistle-blower alerted the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, leading to the involvement of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC) in the investigation.
“The probe of the account by detectives showed that the funds were routed through the account of a telecoms giant but there was no disclosure of the signatories to the account. “Also, the list of depositors into the account was unknown but the sequence of deposits was tracked by detectives.”
The source confirmed that an ex -parte application had been filed at the Federal High Court 11 in Lagos, presided over by Justice Abdulazeez Anka, to recover the cash that has been temporary seized.
The matter is in Court and will come up on March 3 for hearing.

The Federal Government hired two lawyers, Mr. John Samuel Opeyemi and Mr. Oluwafemi O. Aweda, to recover the said funds.

Another source involved in the investigation said:
The source added:
“Detectives stumbled on separate deposit of N5billion and N4billion. But investigation is at present concentrated on the recovery of N8.4billion, which was changed to dollars and probably wired into some accounts abroad. 
“A telecommunications giant has approached the court to claim the ownership of the cash. 
“We have been demanding for the list of signatories to this account but it is yet to be provided".

13 comments:

Oghenetega said...

These Criminals in government won't just the act looking 4 every avenue ..
That could be some state Governor trying to change the cash to dollars so as to keep in a safe...
This is heartbreaking. ...and some Fools will be saying EFCC no dey do anything...They might be right thou cause if they have jailed Few of them by now others will sit tight and thw fear will be there like Ribadu treated their Fuck ups..

Iphie Abraham said...

Hmmmmmmm,i can't wait to see how it goes









Lib addict#just passing#

Anonymous said...

What business does the federal government has with private money when none of their money is found missing. Private individuals can't do business anymore? Not every money is government money... Allow the sleeping lion

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

I will like to blow whistle too o


...merited happiness

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

I will like to blow whistle too o


...merited happiness

Anonymous said...

Please EFCC size the money and use it to pay unemployed youths

Anonymous said...

Every body dey blow whistle

Anonymous said...

No one said it's government money. According to Nigerian law all accounts (private or corporate) must have signatories full stop. So a crime has been committed by the bank and the true owner/user of that account. Regardless of the amount of money in the account. It then follows that, why would a bank operate an account within its own system that has no signatories (which means no one opened the account)and the are no BVNS allocated to the account. Another point is how did those transfer money to that account get the account number to an account that by all logic does not exist? These questions are why the authorities are involved. May logic set us free. Stay woke people.

tsalz said...

Where can i get d whistle.. I wanna blow o. 10% tinz

Anonymous said...

It's one of my forgotten accounts.

Anonymous said...

Why will an account be running without signatories? The bank should answer

Anonymous said...

Hope they won't one day think that proceeds for sale of First bank shares wey person don accumulate over time through monthly purchase na government money o.

Vivian Reginalds said...

hmm
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

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