EFCC To Investigate Osborne Towers Landlords Over Recovered $43.4m

Osborne towers, Ikoyi   Photo: Youtube

By Victor Ernest

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has begun investigation into the roles played by some apartment owners and tenants of Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, where the $43.4m was recovered.

The anti-graft agency is said to be suspecting that some owners or tenants may have been complicit on how the cash was brought into the Towers.

According to The Nations, an EFCC top official disclosed that the agency’s detectives are to question a former governor and some high-profile owners of  the apartments.

Invited former governor

”We have invited a former governor and other high-profile owners and tenants for interaction. It is just to ask a few questions on whether or not they were aware of such movement of cash,” the source said.

The source also disclosed that the EFCC has identified how the $43.4m was acquired.

”The more we investigate this $43.4m haul, the more we get fresh facts. It has become imperative to interact with some owners or tenants of apartments in the Towers,” the source explained.

It was further gathered that the commission has clues linking some occupants of the towers to the cash haul. And in line with sections 16 and 17 of the EFCC (Establishment Act) 2004, it is inviting the landlords and tenants of the Osborn apartments.

”Unless we get to the root of this case, Nigerians may not know the truth or otherwise about the cash,” the source stated.

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