EFCC Uncovers $43.4m, ‎£27,800, N23.2m In Ikoyi, Lagos Residence

EFCC Uncovers $43.4m, ‎£27,800, N23.2m In Ikoyi, Lagos Residence

The Federal Government’s whistle blowing policy yielded another haul, as the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday discovered huge funds denominated in Naira, US$ and BP in two of the four bedrooms apartment at the highbrow Osborne Towers.
Discovered in the apartment- No. 16, Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos according to the commission were as follows: $43.4m, ‎£27,800 and N23.2m, allegedly suspected unlawful activity, said to be owned by Osborne Towers Resident Association.
A statement by the commission said the operation followed a whistle blower’s confidential alert received on early Wednesday morning about “some noticed suspicious movement of bags in and out of a particular apartment in the building,” with those moving the bags pretending that they contain clothes.
The statement quoted a source conversant with the said apartment as saying a woman usually appeared on different occasion with Ghana Must Go bags looking haggard with dirty clothes, while the look of her skin is the opposite of her outward appearance.
“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.”
Further probe of the wardrobe in one of the rooms showed that it warehoused three fire proof cabinets disguisedly hidden behind wooden panels of the wardrobe, where the currency notes were sealed in wrappers.