Less than a month after officials of the anti-graft agency intercepted a huge sum of money at the Kaduna International Airport, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos zone has made yet another shocking discovery at an abandoned Bureau de change.
They uncovered another large sum of money to the tune of N448, 850,000 (Four hundred and forty eight million, eight hundred and fifty thousand naira) yesterday, April 7 in a shop at LEGICO Shopping Plaza, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Traders interviewed at the premises claimed they were not aware such money was housed in there, as the place hardly opens for business.
The money stashed in several Ghana Must Go bags were in N500 and N1000 notes.
Relying on information provided by a whistle blower, operatives of the Commision busted in on the shopping complex and sought the identity of the owners of two shops, LS 64 and LS 67 which were under locks and keys.
The shops had signage of Bureau de Change. Inquiries about the owner of shop 64 indicated he had not been seen for a long time, as they claimed the shop had not been opened for businesses for close to two years. Several calls were put to the owner of shop 67 but there was no response.
On opening them, there was no money found in shop 67, but in shop 64 heaps of Ghana Must Go bags were found loaded on the floor of the shop. When the bags were unzipped they were found to contain bundles of naira notes totalling N448,850,000.
Traders interviewed at the premises claimed they had no knowledge that such money was housed there, as the place hardly opens for business.
However, the Commission is investigating the matter in order to unravel the owner and source of the money.