Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has stated that the statutory 5% has not been paid to the Ikoyi whistleblower because two people are laying claim to the money.

He said the federal government would have to follow due process in arriving at the true identity of the owner.

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Mohammed said: “It is a bit complicated because more than one person is claiming the money and we do not want to disclose the identity of the whistleblower.

“We have a very unique situation in our hand at the moment; it is so complex and complicated. One said we should not pay the other and the other one has gone to court.

“Now we have the authentic whistleblower and fake whistleblower, we hope to find out the real person.

“Ordinarily, a whistleblower should be anonymous. However, we are working very closely to ensure that such thing never happens again.”