Photos of the huge sum of foreign currencies discovered by the EFCC in a secret Ikoyi house in Lagos
The Men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday uncovered huge sums in foreign currency hidden in a residential building located at at 16, Osborne road Ikoyi, Lagos.
The operation followed a whistle blower's confidential alert received by the Commission's Lagos office regarding some noticed suspicious movement of bags in and out of a particular apartment in the building. According to the source, the movers of the bags, make believe that they bring in bags of clothes.
Another source who is conversant with the apartment of interest indicated that some woman usually appeared on different occassion 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.
On getting to the building, operatives met the entrance door locked. Inquiries from the guards at the gate explained 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 warrant, the EFCC used minimum force to gain entrance into the apartment.
According to Punch, the operatives uncovered about $38m, N23m and £27,000 from the apartment
Preliminary findings indicate that the funds are suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activity. The facility is said to be owned by Osborne Towers Resident Association. Investigations are ongoing.