Sunday, 3 July 2016

Missing N2.5bn traces to ex-minister’s housemaid account

How Missing N2.5bn traces to ex-minister’s housemaid account
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has traced over N2.5billion opened in the name of a former female minister’s housemaid.

According to the anti-graft agency, the account was opened by a former influential minister in the name of the housemaid, as part of the effort to cover her track, Chat212 FM reports.
A highly placed EFCC source said yesterday that she would be brought to justice.

“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.”