By Ige Olugbenga
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), uncovered a huge sum totalling N4bn kept in two separate accounts in the Guaranty Trust Bank Plc after a tip-off from a whistleblower.
NAN reports that the money is suspected to be proceeds of crime.
Investigations as to the owner of the funds revealed that the money belongs to a former deputy governorship candidate in Niger State.
The suspect uses the names of two companies– Katah Property & Investment Limited and Sadiq Air Travel Agency- in laundering the funds.
Each of the company has N2 billion fixed in its deposit account domiciled in the bank.
The suspected owner of the account and the account officer are currently on the run.