EFCC Discovers N2.5b In Former Minister’s Housemaid’s Account


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has made another major breakthrough in its investigations over how the public treasury was looted under the past administration with the discovery of over N2.5billion in the bank account opened in the name of a former female minister’s house help.

The discovery is exciting EFCC investigators who believe the unnamed former influential minister opened the bank account in the name of her house help in a bid to cover her tracks.

However, her dubious trick was discovered when preliminary investigations showed that the former minister is the sole signatory to the account.

A highly placed EFCC source said yesterday that the former minister would be brought to book.

“Our findings indicated that the ex-female minister opened an account in the name of her housemaid and with her photograph. But the signature in the account is that of the ex-minister”, the source said.

“At the time we made the discovery, over N2.5billion was in the account. But the volume of transactions in the account has been huge.

“We are suspecting that the ex-minister did not put the housemaid in the picture of what she wanted to do with her passport photograph.

“We have established that the ex-minister has been drawing funds from the said account. We have retrieved records of all transactions by the ex-Minister. We will soon bring her to justice no matter how long it takes to follow due process”.

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