The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recovered N449, 000, 860 hidden in an abandoned shop in Lagos.
Investigation by EFCC, revealed that the shop belonged to a Bureau De change operator but the owner had yet to be ascertained as of the time of filing this report.
An official of the EFCC who was actively involved in the investigation told our correspondent that the commission received a tip off from a whistleblower that a huge sum of money was hidden in a shop located in the Nigerian Air Force complex, Legico, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos.
It was learnt that the chairman of the bureau De change association was immediately invited to the Ikoyi office of the commission.
The chairman was said to have revealed to detectives that the shop had not been opened in over two years.
The detective told our correspondent that on getting to the shop, operatives were surprised to see such a volume of cash.
It was learnt that based on the Federal Government’s whistleblower policy, the whistleblower is expected to receive not less than N20m as reward.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, had said actionable information given by whistleblowers to the office of the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation led to the recovery of the looted funds.topics from