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EFCC Finds $43.4m, £27,800 and N23.2M Respectively In Apartment Rented By NNPC Director (See Photo)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has found another stash of foreign currencies and Naira notes in Lagos.

The total sums of the money was revealed to be $43.4 million, £27,800 and N23.2 million, the commission said in a statement on its Facebook page.

The funds discovered on Wednesday were found in a four-bedroom apartment on the 7th floor of a residential building at Osborne Towers located at 16, Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Shybellmedia findings shows that the property is owned by Adamu Muazu, former National Chairman of the People Democratic Party (PDP) and currently leased by Mrs. Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue, managing director at the NNPC in charge of retail, under whose watch millions of litres of petrol belonging to the NNPC disappeared.

EFCC said the discovery followed an operation triggered by a whistleblower’s alert received by its Lagos office on Wednesday morning.

The whistle-blower had reportedly told EFCC that suspicious movement of bags in and out of a particular apartment in the building were noticed.

According to the source, the movers of the bags made it look like they were bringing in clothes.

The commission quoted another source, who is conversant with the apartment, as saying that a woman usually appeared on different occasions 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, according to the EFCC.

“On getting to the building, operatives met the entrance door locked.

“The guards at the gate told the operatives 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 search warrant, the EFCC used minimum force to gain entrance into the apartment,” it said.

According to the commission, monies were found in two of the four bedrooms in the apartment.

Further search by operatives into the wardrobe in one of the rooms revealed that it was warehousing three fire proof cabinets hidden behind its wooden panels.

An assessment of the content of the cabinets revealed neatly arranged US Dollars, Pound Sterlings and some Naira notes in sealed wrappers.

Preliminary findings, the EFCC said, indicated that the funds were proceeds of unlawful activity.

The commission said investigation into the discovery had started.

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