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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

‘Discovered $50m: EFCC searches Peter Obi, Mu’azu, others’ Osborne flats’

As part of investigations into the $50m recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the agency has searched the apartments of the immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi; and a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu in Osborne Towers, Punch reports.

According to the news platform, all the flats were searched including the unoccupied ones.

The agency had discovered the funds in one of the apartments in the tower.

The media aide to ex-Governor Obi, Mr. Valentine Obienyem, confirmed in a statement on Tuesday that all the apartments in the building were searched by the commission.



He said Obi’s apartment was rented and not fully bought.

The statement read in part, “The media aide to former Governor Mr. Peter Obi has confirmed the search by the EFCC of Flat 1, occupied by the former governor in the building where the agency discovered large sums of money.

“The apartment was rented by the wife of the former governor and it is where Mr. Obi usually stays anytime he is in Lagos.

“Even though Mr. and Mrs Obi had travelled to the USA and the UK for speaking engagements, when we relayed the message of the search to him, he quickly sent the keys to the four-bedroom apartment to the EFCC via courier.

“He even left instructions that we should allow them to also search his Onitsha residence should there be a need for that. After the thorough search, nothing was found in the apartment.”



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