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Ikoyi Billions: EFCC Goes After Ex-NIA DG & His Wife

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has invited the sacked Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb. Ayodele Oke, his wife, Mrs. Folashade Oke and others implicated in the $43.45million recovered at Osborne Towers in Ikoyi, Lagos.

The others were unnamed. Sources close to Oke told The Nation last night that the ex-NIA DG was yet to receive the letter from the EFCC.

A statement by the EFCC, however, said the invitation of the former NIA DG and others was part of the resumption of the investigation of the cash haul.

The statement said: “In furtherance of its investigative activities to unravel the circumstances surrounding the $43.45 million cash recovered by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Lagos sometime in April 2017, the Commission has invited former Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayodele Oke and his wife, Folashade Oke.

”Mrs. Oke had refused to honour previous invitations by the commission which resumed its investigation into the matter, following the Federal Government’s decision to relieve Mr. Oke of his position as DG.

”Besides the couple, other suspects are equally being invited to determine their culpability or otherwise in the humongous cash, in foreign currencies and naira notes, stashed in a residential building at Osborne Road Ikoyi, Lagos.”

Recall that Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court in Lagos, had on June 6, 2017, granted a final forfeiture order of the funds since no one appeared before the court to claim them.

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