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Thursday, 13 April 2017

EFCC releases statement on the '$43.4m, N23.2m, £27k' discovered in an Ikoyi Apartment

On Wednesday evening, photos of unclaimed cash found hidden in an apartment in Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, hit the internet. A statement has now officially been released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to address questions being asked. It reads:

The whistle blowing policy of the Federal Government is paying off positively as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today stormed a residential building in the 7th Floor of a four - bedroom apartment at Osborne Towers located at 16, Osborne road Ikoyi, Lagos, where a humongous find of foreign currencies and Naira notes to the tune of $43.4m, £27,800 and N23.2m was uncovered.
The operation followed a whistle blower's confidential alert received by the Commission's Lagos office this morning regarding some noticed suspicious movement of bags in and out of a particular apartment in the building. According to the source, the movers of the bags, make believe that they bring in bags of clothes.
Another source who is conversant with the apartment of interest indicated that some woman usually appeared on different occasion with Ghana Must Go bags. " She comes looking haggard, with dirty clothes but her skin didn't quite match her outward appearance, perhaps a disguise", the source said.
On getting to the building, operatives met the entrance door locked. Inquiries from the guards at the gate explained that nobody resides in the apartment, but some persons come in and out once in a while. In compliance with the magisterial order contained in the warrant, the EFCC used minimum force to gain entrance into the apartment.
Monies were found in two of the four bedroom apartment. Further probe of the wardrobe by operatives in one of the rooms, was found to be warehousing three fire proof cabinets disguisedly hidden behind wooden panels of the wardrobe. Upon assessing the content of the cabinets, neatly arranged US Dollars, Pound Sterling and some Naira notes in sealed wrappers.
Preliminary findings indicate that the funds are suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activity. The facility is said to be owned by Osborne Towers Resident Association. 
Investigations are ongoing.

47 comments:

ejike capable said...

too bad.Nigeria has been raped so bad that in the next 50years I doubt if she can recover.
c me here looking for common #5k to use do Easter for my family.Choi c money

Sojest said...

They sud attach a name to the money

omidele olatunji said...

Omo. See money. Naija see gobe.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Kudos to EFCC, we must kill corruption before corruption kills Nigeria.



. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

tsalz said...

E if b film again oo, who b d blower

tsalz said...

E if b film again oo, who b d blower, for DAT kin mind ur business flats

Anonymous said...

Haaaaa this not a good story to wake up and see, when majority of us can not feed well, God please come to our aid. Please

Puddy Alpheaus said...

I think the EFCC are just doing a lot to keep Nigerians talking, maybe, we may forget about the depression in the land. If not, how else do we explain the points that they keep alleging to have found money now almost on daily bases, yet no identifiable owner. When they found cash stacked by former group managing director of NNPC, Andrew Yakubu, did they not identify him as the owner? So, why all this currency show? Maybe the monies belongs to APC bigwigs, since they're all saints and the party, party of saints, no need of revealing them. It all started with the fifty million cash EFCC alleged was abandoned at either Abuja or Kano airport. Again, since all these anonymous cash haul,where do they take the cash to?

livingstone chibuike said...

Nigeria can never b better again

Swtswt Eze said...

C money o

Esther Norah said...

It is well. My concern now is what has been happening to all the monies they have been recoverying. I neva hear anytin na only discovery upon discovery Yeye pple, period

emmanuel silas said...

Wonders they say will never end. My eyes have seen, my ears have heard. Let the money not move from one cabinet to another please. All I am asking for is accountability.

Anonymous said...

That person is king of the thieves. Amadioha go fire that person. See people starving for honger

Chop Chop said...

This is definitely a big catch. Our people are so greedy.

Anonymous said...

THE FEAR OF MAGU IS THE END OF CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA. NIGERIANS PLEASE LET'S SUPPORT HIM WITH OUR VOICE. # I SUPPORT MAGU AS EFCC CHAIRMAN.

Anonymous said...

# I SUPPORT MAGU AS EFCC CHAIRMAN

Anonymous said...

# I SUPPORT MAGU AS EFCC CHAIRMAN

Anonymous said...

Enter your comment...chai.. korupshion... may God help this country

angela said...

nonsense talk...surely the owner must have signed a lease agreement from where they can get his/her name [2] The whistle blower definitely will have inside information on who the mysterious occupant is and [3] rather than running to press with the news,why didn't they lay siege and nab the phantom haggard lady???
Finally,all this money dem dey fin upandan,wetin dem dey take am do? Keep in storage for another fraudster to scam it away like the Abacha loot??

dee boi said...

Abeg who dey chop all dis money and if I wan be whistleblower how much efcc go pay me?... dee

$10 to $50 per day expert said...

Somebody please lend me a calculator that won't show error to convert 43.4 million dollar to naira. Some people want to finish Nigeria.

Anonymous said...

Thank God for BVN and God bless this whistle blower. A few individuals just stole our common wealth while the rest of us languish in piverty.

Burnt Banana said...

Whistle blowers Pls keep ur Whistle oooh and inform Nigerians where the money dey, make we burst the area n share this cash. This is thief catching thieves. You will never get a proper account for these cash. I swear shit dey smell for here badly

luxy mark said...

Has i was reading through this ,i feel sad right now, this is Absurd, don't know what is going on in this country, i begin to ask myself why are blacks in general > "many out of few"), or what's going on in there mind, and how are they sleeping with there eyes closed and knowing fully that "Things are not going smoothly with indiviuals, " a passage in the bible says, " Wisdom Is Profitably To Guard Than Foolishness" and knowing Fully, that all what you have on earth belongs to the "Almighty" and from him we came, to him also we return to Empty with the works of our hand.
i think the EFCC should receive a warrant to search every house in Ikoyi, and am sure the next amount Figure will be more than this.
GOD BLESS NIGERIA!!! GOD BLESS NIGERIA!!!

@MEETD®EALEVANS™ said...

New report claim it belongs to Muazu former PDP chairman

Gaiuz Charlez said...

More like set up to me. A way of blindfolding a weary masses.
It is well

Anonymous said...

They take it to your father's house

NWACHUKWU ODOEMELAM said...

Whoever is the whistle blower don hammer o. N664m at official rate.

ngfineface said...

You will be shocked to kbow itd either the driver, office assistant, cleaner or even one of them. In whistle blowing, u can do biz with someone and he will go behind and expose you just to get the money promised.

Tochi Okwara said...

Blood of God

ngfineface said...

My question too. Where do they keep all the money recovered or what has been done with them?Nigerians should focus more on that and stop jubilating over recovery.

Anonymous said...

There is no account to all the cash collected in different part of the country. So it's a fruitless effort to let Nigerians know when u can't use it to develop the country. At list build standard hospitals to improve health situation in Nigeria. Specially for kidney disease.( it should be free treatment if u r Nigerian with that sickness). Visionless govt

Anonymous said...

Another film by efcc.na waa

Anonymous said...

What has political party got to do with cash been uncovered.chai

Anonymous said...

# I support Magu as EFCC Chairman .

Anonymous said...

Bonairo you are always quick to support this fraudulent govt. Be careful u ugly skinny bleached faggot.

Anonymous said...

Well said.all na wash

Hrm paul said...

Oga puddy abi na pudding be ur name shut up ur stupid wide gutter mouth.ur seeing evidence here ur mouth talking thrash.if it was gej era this moni won't be discovered PDP and gej ruinned dis nation see all d moni dey are hiding mono dat should be in d economy and in circulation. Yet u are here talking thrash oga abeg carry urself commot for here

Hrm paul said...

@stone how can naija b better wen thief's loot us dry

Anonymous said...

YES Ooooo nija una don hear. MAKE UNA SUPPORT MAGU Ooooooo

Anonymous said...

Support magu as EFCC chairman. This man is working we should all rise and support this man for the sake of our generations

Anonymous said...

All these monies recovered can be used to pay salaries at least. But govt is not doing that. Everyday, they keep recovering money, yet the country is still broke, salaries are owed, hospitals are in a mess, schools are in deplorable condition.

Anonymous said...

All these monies recovered can be used to pay salaries at least. But govt is not doing that. Everyday, they keep recovering money, yet the country is still broke, salaries are owed, hospitals are in a mess, schools are in deplorable condition.

Famous Imade said...

The more you look the less you see. It's APC agenda to divert peoples attention. there is God ooooooooo

Anonymous said...

The more you look the less you see. It's APC agenda to divert peoples attention. there is God ooooooooo

Vivian Reginalds said...

SMH
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Sirgreen Stanley said...

Trust me this money does not belong to a politician at all... If only yo know how much dis g guys make

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