Major Tension As Kaduna Residents Are Yet to Recover From EFCC’s Latest Shocking Loot Discovery

By Post Nigeria February 12, 2017 15:31

Major Tension As Kaduna Residents Are Yet to Recover From EFCC’s Latest Shocking Loot Discovery

Residents of Chikun Road, in the Sabon-Tasha area of Kaduna State, are yet to recover from the shocking huge sum of money recovered from a house belonging to a former Group Managing Director, GMD, of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Andrew Yakubu, in Kaduna.

Recall, that a special operation conducted by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on February 3, 2017, on a building belonging to Yakubu, yielded the recovery of $9,772,800 and another sum of £74,000 cash.

The huge cash sum was reported to be hidden in a fire proof safe and deep freezer.

A resident who spoke with the Press on Sunday, was in deep shock over the revelation, saying it was unfair for an individual to keep such an amount of money, while people are suffering and hungry.

“This man kept this huge sum of money in a room with air conditioner, while affected victims of Southern Kaduna crisis are crying for help.

“On the day the money was recovered, we were surprised to see Policemen and men of the SSS, among others. The Policemen were shooting into the air, causing fear and panic. In fact, one of the bullets entered a compound close to where I live. But, the incident remains a surprise,” he lamented.

A woman in the area said: “Imagine the state of this road, yet we have a house with such an amount of money. I am still seeing it as a dream, because it is unbelievable. If I can get only N50,000, my life and my business will change.”

On the calibre of people who visit the house, a resident said: “Sometimes, we see expensive cars parked outside, but because majority of tenants in the house don’t open the outside doors, they make use of the backyard doors in the compound; as such, many people don’t know who lives in that particular room.”

The EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, had said in a statement, that the surprise raid of the facility was sequel to an intelligence report which the Commission received about suspected proceeds of crime, believed to be hidden in the area.