A tip-off by a whistle-blower on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, led to another discovery by the EFCC, says Wilson Uwujaren, the anti-graft agency’s head, media & publicity, in a release.
A staggering sum of N4billion suspected to be proceeds of crime was found in a fixed deposit account domiciled in Guaranty Trust Bank, says EFCC.
It states: “Investigations as to the owner of the funds revealed that the money belongs to a former deputy governorship candidate in Niger State.
“The suspect uses the names of two companies– Katah Property & Investment Limited and Sadiq Air Travel Agency- in laundering the funds.
“Each of the company has N2billion 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.”