The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), according to reports, has been barred from investigating a private jet loaded with money on February 15, 2019, the day before the postponed presidential and National Assembly elections.
On February 15th, there was an air plane which was unable to fly because of the huge amount of cash stuffed on it and that news went all over the internet.
Several reports have it that EFCC operatives came to the scene later on.
iDONSABI gathers that the EFCC operatives demanded the source of the money, its owner and destination.
The aeroplane crew, according to reports, informed the EFCC operatives that the money was meant for election expenses in Kwara State, but the EFCC operatives reportedly insisted on taking away the cash haul.
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A statement read:
“The EFCC operatives interrogated the crew and they claimed they were part of the government. They also gave a code which they assumed the operatives would understand, but the detectives insisted on taking away the money.
However, a phone call came from the Presidential Villa ordering them to hands off the matter and clear off from the scene. Shortly after, armed soldiers took over the scene and the money was transferred into another plane which took off by 10 pm that night.”
While reacting to the incident, the spokesperson of the anti-graft agency identified as Tony Orilade, said he doubts if the incident really happened.
“On the plane-load of cash you asked about, I saw the pictures and we know that these pictures are things that can be manipulated to achieve the purposes by their producers. All the reports from the field are being reviewed and we shall come out with our position once it is ready.
Let’s not be carried away by the activities of mischief-makers; like the acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu said, we shall continue to do the right thing to make Nigeria a better country for everyone.”