by Azeez Adeniyi
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has debunked allegations that the over $50m discovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in an apartment in Ikoyi Lagos belongs to him.
Former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode in a tweet had alleged that Amaechi owns the apartment where the money was found.
He wrote, “The $43 million is Rotimi Amaechi’s. He owns the flat it was found in too.NIA story is fake news! NIA does not keep cash in Minister’s flats!”
However, Amaechi’s media aide, David Iyofor while replying said, “FAKE NEWS. Show us the title documents with Amaechi’s name as the owner or shut up. When normal peeps talk, this one also want to talk. SMH.”
“Someone will just sniff something then comes on Twitter to rant incomprehensible nonsense. Some fellows really need help, serious help.”
He went further to say that, “Lying out rightly to defame someone is not politics but pure madness. I just hope someone has not stop taking his meds.”
Recall that the anti-graft agency had discovered the funds in various currencies on Wednesday.
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has also ordered the temporary forfeiture of the sums to the Federal Government.