November 21, 2017

Different men, lawyers fight for Ikoyi whistle-blower’s cash (Vanguard)

Different men, lawyers fight for Ikoyi whistle-blower’s cash (Vanguard)

Claims for the estimated N850 million reward for the discovery of the Nigeria Intelligence Agency, NIA, cash haul deepened yesterday after the whistle-blower who unearthed the cash alleged a plot to dilute the money he was entitled to.

Recovered Money at Ikoyi apartment Speaking for the first time in an exclusive interview with Vanguard, the principal whistle blower, Stephen Sunday, also opened up on how he let two of his friends into the discovery. Sunday’s lawyer, Yakubu Galadima, who also spoke to the media, said he was giving the authorities a deadline of the end of the month to pay the reward, failing which he would head to the court.

He also fumed against what he claimed as the emotional trauma the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had subjected his client to, including administration of psychotic drugs. Galadima alleged the drugs cost the EFCC a quarter of a million naira.

The controversy even deepened yesterday when it emerged that a legal firm which claims to be representing Sunday, and two others,  Abdulmumin Musa and Bala Usman had petitioned Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami to pay the money to the three men. Read more

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