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EFCC invites sacked NIA boss Oke, others

EFCC invites sacked NIA boss Oke, others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has invited former Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Ayodele Oke for questions over the $43.45 million discovered at Osborne Towers in Ikoyi Lagos.

Daily Trust gathered yesterday from top EFCC sources that the invitation was in furtherance of investigative activities to unravel circumstances surrounding the cash recovered by EFCC operatives at the apartment claimed to belong to the NIA.

It was learnt that Oke and his wife Folashade Oke were both given fresh invitations for questioning.

The source said Mrs Oke had refused to honour previous invitations by the EFCC which resumed investigation into the matter, following the Federal Government’s decision to relieve Mr Oke of his position as DG.

It added that, “Beside the couple, other suspects are equally being invited to determine their culpability or otherwise in the humongous cash, in foreign currencies and naira notes, stashed in a residential building at Osborne road Ikoyi, Lagos.”

Ambassador Oke was sacked as the Director General of NIA by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, October 30, 2017.

In April 2017, He was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari after EFCC officials raided an apartment at Osborne Towers in Ikoyi, Lagos (which he later described as a ‘safe house’) and found US$43.4 million, and nearly £27,800 and some N23million Naira ($75,000) at the empty flat.

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