The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has revealed identity of the owner of the building where $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23, 218,000 was discovered in Ikoyi, Lagos State.
According to the commission the building belongs to Mrs. Folashade Oke, wife of the suspended Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Ayo Oke.
According to a report by Dailypost, the commission revealed that Mrs. Oke made a cash payment of $1.658m for the purchase of the Flat 7B, No. 13, Osborne Road, Osborne Towers between August 25 and September 3, 2015.
The agency further said she purchased the property in the name of a company, Chobe Ventures Limited, to which she and her son, Master Ayodele Oke Junior, were directors.
In an affidavit filed before the court, a Detective Inspector with the EFCC, Mohammed Chiroma, stated that “Chobe Ventures Limited is not into any business but was merely incorporated to retain proceeds of suspected unlawful activities of Mrs. Folashade Oke.”
While urging the presiding judge, Justice Muslim Hassan, to order the permanent forfeiture of the funds to the FG, Oyedepo argued that the fact that Flat 7B, Osborne Towers was purchased in a criminal manner, made the N13bn recovered therein “extremely suspicious to be proceeds of unlawful acts.”