A new twist has emerged in the N13billion found at an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos as more than one whistle-blowers are claiming credit for giving information that led to the discovery of the money by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The huge sum of money in different currencies, $43 million, N23.2 million and £27,800 (N13 billion) cash, was found in an apartment at Osborne Towers in Ikoyi on April 12, 2017.
Before now, it was thought that the information that led to the discovery of the money was provided by one whistle-blower.
But the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, revealed on Tuesday during a visit to the head office of Leadership newspaper in Abuja that more than one person came out as whistle-blowers for the recovery.
He described as unfortunate the situation where more than one person came out as whistle blowers for the Ikoyi recovery.
He however assured that the whistle-blower would get the due reward.
The minister reiterated Federal Government’s commitment to reward and protect whistle-blowers who provided information that led to recovery of stolen funds or assets.
He clarified the compensation modality as contained in the framework, saying any whistle-blower whose information led to recovery of up to N1 billion would receive five per cent of the amount.
He said the reward for any amount between N1 billion and N5…