Whistle-blower exposes another N4bn in secret accounts

Whistle-blower exposes another N4bn in secret accounts
April 12 09:39 2017

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has announced the discovery of two bank accounts containing a joint sum of 4 billion naira suspected to be the proceeds of crime.

The EFCC said in a statement by its spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, on Tuesday said a whistle blower drew the commission’s attention to the accounts which belong to a former deputy governorship candidate in Niger state.

The EFCC added that the suspect was on the run as well as the account officer who was in charge of the accounts.

The statement read in part, “A tip-off by a whistle-blower on Tuesday led to another discovery by the EFCC of a staggering sum of N4bn suspected to be proceeds of crime. Investigations as to the owner of the funds revealed that the money belongs to a former deputy governorship candidate in Niger State.

“The suspect used the names of two companies – Katah Property & Investment Limited and Sadiq Air Travel Agency – in laundering the funds. Each of the company has N2bn fixed in its deposit account domiciled in Guaranty Trust Bank.

“The suspected owner of the account and the account officer are currently on the run.”