EFCC lied, my client has been abandoned | Counsel to whistleblower speaks

The whistleblower that gave information leading to the recovery of N13 billion from Flat 7B Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, has denied having been paid five percent of the recovered sum.

Background: At a conference in Vietnam, the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu said the Nigerian who blew the whistle on the huge loot recovered from an apartment in Ikoyi is now a millionaire.

Reaction: A lawyer, Yakubu Galadima, who claimed to be counsel for the unnamed whistleblower, alleged on Friday that the EFCC has to fulfill its 5 percent promise.

The lawyer, who spoke with journalists on the premises of the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja on Friday, described as untrue the claim by Mr Magu, that the whistle-blower had been paid.

Galadima claimed that the whistleblower, his client had been abandoned, saying the EFCC did not even know his whereabouts let alone counseling him.

The EFCC does not even know the whereabouts of my client. He is presently living from hand to mouth having been abandoned by the commission.

We have written to the President and even to Magu himself and we have yet to get any form of response. I even sent Magu an SMS this morning debunking the allegation that my client has been paid; but as I speak, I have yet to get a response from him,” Galadima told journalists.

The lawyer said he had already written a letter dated October 10, 2017, to President Muhammadu Buhari in this regard but had yet to get any response from the presidency.

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