Whistleblower lead EFCC to N4b in GTB accounts

The injection of whistleblowers in the anti-corruption war by the federal government continued to yield results as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was on Tuesday lead by a whistleblower to discover the sum N4 billion kept in two separate accounts at the GTB Plc.

The money believed to be proceeds of crime was traced to a former deputy governorship candidate in Niger State.

The money was laundered through two companies– Katah Property & Investment Limited and Sadiq Air Travel Agency.

Each of the company has N2 billion fixed in its deposit account domiciled in the bank.

The suspected owner of the account and the account officer are currently on the run.

Whistleblowers have become very active in recent days, exposing slush funds and accounts to the authorities, especially the EFCC.

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On Monday, a whistleblower led EFCC operatives to intercept a cash haul in various currencies at the popular Balogun Market in Lagos, South West Nigeria.