EFCC uncovers suspicious N8.4b in an unclaimed bank account

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    The Economics and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, are have, again been hinted about an account which has N8.4billion in it. Report holds that the bank account, which has no definite signatories, has a huge deposit made into the account, showing evideneces that it has been used to facilitate the money laundering, who owns the account, to convert the cash to dollars.

    According to the Nation, the account was discovered when a whistle-blower alerted the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, to strange deposits that were being made into the ECOBANK account by some suspected government officials.

    Out of the several deposits made, about N8.4billion was singled out for investigation.
    “A whistle-blower alerted the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, leading to the involvement of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC) in the investigation.
    “The probe of the account by detectives showed that the funds were routed through the account of a telecoms giant but there was no disclosure of the signatories to the account. “Also, the list of depositors into the account was unknown but the sequence of deposits was tracked by detectives.”
    The source confirmed that an ex -parte application had been filed at the Federal High Court 11 in Lagos, presided over by Justice Abdulazeez Anka, to recover the cash that has been temporary seized.
    The matter is in Court and will come up on March 3 for hearing.
     

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