Following a tip-off by a whistle blower, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday uncovered of a staggering sum of N4 billion suspected to be proceeds of crime, the anti-graft agency announced last night.
“Investigations as to the owner of the funds revealed that the money belongs to a former deputy governorship candidate in Niger State,” EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said.
“The suspect,” according to Uwujaren in a statement, “uses the names of two companies – Katah Property & Investment Limited and Sadiq Air Travel Agency – in laundering the funds.
“Each of the company has N2 billion 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.”
SOURCE: The Nigerian Voice (local news)