Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Ikoyi Whistle-Blower Sues EFCC

The whistle-blower, Abdulmunmini Musa, who reportedly provided the information leading to the seizure of $43m, N23.2m and £27,800 (N13bn) from an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos state, has sued the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Also joined in the suit filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja, are the Federal Ministry of Finance, and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN).
According to reports, Musa had earlier rejected the N325million offered to him by the Federal Government, insisting on his five percent commission of N860m.

The whistle-blower is seeking: “A declaration that the plaintiff, the 4th, 5th and 6th defendants actively participated and are instrumental to the whistle-blowing or disclosure of information disclosed to the 1st defendant staff or officers which resulted to the 1st defendant’s (EFCC’s) recovery of the sums $43.4m, N23.3m and 27,800 Euros at Flat 7 Osborne Towers. lkoyi, Lagos State.

“A declaration that the 1st, 2nd and 3rd defendants by themselves their agents or officers cannot exclude, deny or refuse to pay the sum of 2.5 to 5 per cent of the sum of $43.4m N23.3m and 27,800 Euros recovered by the officers or staff of the 1st defendants as a result of the disclosure or whistle blowing resulting to the recovery of the sum of $43.4m, N23.3m and 27,800 Euros of Flat 7 Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos State,” Punch reports.