The drama surrounding the discovery of a whopping sum of $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23, 218,000 seized Wednesday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from Osborne Towers, a luxury residential complex in Ikoyi, Lagos, continues.
After the report that the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) has claimed ownership of the recovered monies, Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has been linked with the recovered cash.
Media mogul, Mo Abudu, has also been linked with the money.
Lere Olayinka, a media aide to the Ekiti state Governor, Ayodele Fayose, who accused Amaechi of being connected with the recovered money, claimed he (Amaechi) bought two of the flats in the Ikoyi Towers then gave a flat to Mo Abudu.
Olayinka wrote on Facebook: “The Osborne Towers, a luxury residential complex in Ikoyi, Lagos where EFCC said it found $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23, 218,000 on Wednesday is owned by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.”
“The house was built by Alhaji Adamu Muazu, the former Chairman of PDP through a loan from GTBank.”
“He could not repay the loan so GTB took over the house and allocated the Pent House to Muazu and two flats.”
“Rotimi Amaechi bought TWO of the flats (7A and 7B). He then gave 7A to MO ABUDU, the TV presenter, who is suspected to be his girl friend.”
“But the flat 7B where the money was found belong to Rotimi Amaechi. The is believed to be cash kept for 2019 elections.”
“Let’s see how the cover up game goes.
Mo Abudu, through her lawyers has now reacted to the claims. According to the press statement, 'Mo Abudu did not receive any apartment as a gift from Hon Rotimi Amaechi or any other person. Rather the apartment was purchased by our client in the open market and for fair value'.
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