The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has continued the investigate the $43.4million money recovered at Osborne Towers in Ikoyi, Lagos which prompted Monday’s sacking of National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Director-General Ayo Oke by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Presidency said it is in order for anti-graft agencies to probe the former NIA boss and the sacked Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir Lawal.
There were signs the previous evening that the EFCC had gotten the report of the Presidential Investigative Committee headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
More suspects from the NIA and outside it are to be welcomed for cross-examination by the counter join office, it was learnt.
The EFCC conceded activity on the cross-examination of a few suspects since it needed the Osinbajo board to close its task.
A best source in the counter join organization, who talked in certainty the previous evening, stated: “On Tuesday, we continued the progressing test of the $43.4million, 27,000 pounds and N23.2million recuperated on April 12, 2017 from the seventh floor of a four-room loft at Osborne Towers situated on 16, Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.
“We have shortlisted more suspects for cross examination and we are probably going to lift them up any minute from now. A portion of the suspects are NIA men incorporating those in the Finance Unit.
“Remember that the then Acting President affirmed the redeployment of NIA’s Director of Finance and a few authorities in the Finance Unit as a major aspect of the continuous audit of the accounts of the office.”
The investigators are being driven by the Acting Chairman of EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, who has reconvened the group taking care of the examination.
“A portion of the investigators may in any case visit Lagos for more legal confirmation on a portion of the suspects,” it was learnt.
A judge of the Federal High Court in Lagos, Justice Muslim Hassan, had on June 6, 2017 conceded a last relinquishment request of the assets since nobody showed up under the watchful eye of the court to assert them.
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