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Senate President Bukola Saraki has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to reveal the identity of the owner of the monies – $43m, £27,000 and N23m – that it discovered in a flat at a luxury building in Lagos.

Operatives of the anti-graft discovered the monies at flat 7B, on 16 Osborne road, Ikoyi, Lagos, on April 12. But the identity of the owner was not revealed.

The National Intelligence Agency (NIA) claimed ownership of the funds, just as the Rivers state government did.

This has caused a controversy to ripple without the EFCC disclosing any owner, 13 days after its discovery.

However, a federal high court in Lagos gave an interim order for the forfeiture of the funds and scheduled May 5 for the owner to appear before it.

In an interview with Arise TV, Saraki described the issue as a “circus” which must stop.

“I believe this is something simple that the organisation (EFCC) should manage, even before the speculation started coming out. The circus has to come to end as to whether it belongs to individuals, companies, agencies or a state government,” he said.

“We, however, believe they will sort it out and eventually tell Nigerians who owns the money. Nigerians deserve to know. The circus must stop.”‎

He also urged Nigerians to take the fight against corruption personally.

“I believe progress will be made faster if the process is transparent. Those are ways to strengthen institutions. When the process is transparent up to the investigative stage, people will not believe that it is because of this person that so, so, person is being prosecuted,” he said.

“Corrupt people are very patient, but with a transparent process, the fight against corruption will be won.

“On our part, we are doing all it takes to strengthen institutions. We have four bills before us, one is with the constitution amendment committee, and one has been taken back by the executive.”

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  1. Why would Nigerians deserve to know when you and your clueless insensitive useless and deceitfully wicked APC people and party have been lying and deceiving Nigerians right from their campaign period to this moment.They are taking Nigeria for a right. It is a shame. APC has made Nigeria a laughing stock in the committee of nations.IT is clear now that APC government has nothing to offer Nigerians and are so primitive in their approach to governance in this era of the internet . It is sad. God will decide the right punishment for all those who in one way or the other contributed in foisting this sad bad omen known as APC on Nigeria!
    Sai Baba!
    Chanji Dole!

  2. You must be one of the bad elements in Nigeria. Why can't you be reasonable for a second? Is it APC or the people who are sabotaging Government's efforts? Look, we are based abroad and we see how things work. Nigeria can never grow with a fake living and treasury looting. Can you really believe, all the monies being recovered by the EFCC could have been possible if not for APC's policy? What will the president do all by himself if all the thieves refuse to turn a new leaf? We need somebody of general Buhari's mind but with a younger age and more agility. I hope and pray that we will get there someday.


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