EFCC uncovers N4bn of ex-deputy governorship candidate

EFCC uncovers N4bn of ex-deputy governorship candidate

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has disclosed that it has uncovered N4billion allegedly linked to a former deputy Governorship candidate in Niger State. But the agency stated that the feat was made possible through of a tip-off by a whistleblower. A reliable source at the EFCC disclosed the development to The Daily Times last night. He also stated that the said N4 billion was found in two bank accounts, saying that that the staggering funds are suspected to be proceeds of crime. The source, who sought anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the matter, added that the yet-to-be-identified owner allegedly used two firms- Katah Property & Investment Limited and Sadiq Air Travel Agency to launder the funds. He also said that the firms have N2billion fixed in their respective deposit accounts in Guaranty Trust Bank, saying that the suspected owner of the account and the account officer of the bank are currently on the run. The source further stated that the EFCC’s operatives are on the trail of the suspects while investigation is ongoing.

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