A tip-off by a whistle blower on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 led to another discovery by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, of a staggering sum of N4billion suspected to be proceeds of crime.
A statement by EFCC Spokesman,Wilson Uwujaren said Tuesday that investigations as to the owner of the funds revealed that the money belongs to a former deputy governorship candidate in Niger State.
According to EFCC, the suspect uses the names of two companies– Katah Property & Investment Limited and Sadiq Air Travel Agency- in laundering the funds.
“Each of the companies has N2billion fixed in its deposit account domiciled in Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank).
“The suspected owner of the account and the account officer are currently on the run,” EFCC said.