By Adenike Lucas
A former Managing Director of Operations at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has disowned the Lagos apartment, where operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, found more than $50million.
Operatives of the EFCC say they found the money which a US website claimed belong to Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue, behind a false walls on Wednesday.
Sahara Reporters claimed the money was owned by Mrs Nnamdi-Ogbue, but later said it belonged to the former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu.
Alhaji Mu’azu has also denied ownership.
A third supposed owner, Senator Solomon Adeola has also denied ownership.
Senator Adeola’s denial of the money found was made in a statement.
Popularly known as Yayi, Senarot Adeola who represents Lagos West said he “does not own any house or apartment on Osborne Towers at Osborne Road, Ikoyi and could not have been the owner of the discovered cash in the apartment.
He said that he would “in due course not hesitate to take legal action against anyone unjustly tarnishing his hard-earned reputation and image pursuant of his fundamental rights under the constitution.
“The EFCC as a credible anti-corruption organization is doing it statutory duty and I am sure it will soon come out with details of the ownership of the discovered humongous cash.
“Insinuations attributing Senate decisions on national issues to Senator Adeola shows perfect ignorance of the working of the legislature in a democracy and indeed Senator Adeola as an APC Senator is fully committed to the anti-corruption agenda of President Mohamadu Buhari and APC.”