The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied reports claimingÂ an accountant with the agency named Jafaru Mohammed, stole N10.9 billion from the recovered 13 billion NIA Ikoyi loot.
The report alleged that Mohammed was in charge of the recovered 13 billion NIA Ikoyi loot, adding that the accountant stole N10.9 billion from the money.
However,Â the EFCC in a statement released byÂ its Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, described the claim as false, noting that it does not have any accountant named Jafaru Mohammed and could not have appointed him to serve in another agency.
The statement reads
â€œThe attention of the EFCC has been drawn to a report by an online news medium, Peoples Gazette, alleging that a certain Jafaru Mohammed, whom it claimed stole N10.9 billion from the NIA Ikoyi loot is an accountant of the EFCC.
â€œThe claim is false and intended to mislead the public. For the avoidance of doubt, the EFCC has no accountant by name, Jafaru Mohammed and could not have appointed him to serve in another agency.
â€œIt is infantile to suggest that the commission would appoint an accountant for the NIA, which is not a department of the EFCC.
â€œThe public is enjoined to discountenance the report which is dripping with mischief, for which Peoples Gazette has become notorious.â€
Recall that on April 12, 2017, the EFCC uncovered about $43.5 million, Â£27,800 and N23.2 million inside Apartment 7B, Osborne Towers in Ikoyi, Lagos.Â The commission had said the discovery followed an operation triggered by a whistle blowerâ€™s alert received by its Lagos office.