The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) through Sam Amadin, the anti-corruption agency’s spokesman in Lagos, says they are on the trail of the owners of the N448.85m they discovered in Lagos state on Friday – said efforts are on to contact the owners of the complex to know those that rented the affected shops – According to Amadin, the shops had been abandoned for a very long time
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday, Amadin said the agency was making efforts to reach the owner of the complex, with a view to knowing who rented the said shop 64.
“The shopping plaza, from preliminary investigation, was built by estate developers. From the developers, we will get the owner of the money.
”The people around the complex know the owner of the money. The place has not been in use for a long time, the owner only sneaks into the place and keep the money. We will find the owner very soon, “ Amadin assured.
The commission, on Friday in a statement confirmed the recovery of N448,85million in a shop at the LEGICO Shopping Plaza, in Victoria Island, Lagos.
“The attention of the plaza’s Chairman and some traders were drawn in order to force the shops open.
“There was no money found in shop 67, but in shop 64, heaps of Ghana-Must-Go bags were found on the floor of the shop.
“ When the bags were unzipped they were found to contain bundles of Naira notes totalling N448. 85million,” they said.