Money Laundering Ex-minister hides N2.5bn in housemaid’s account

The ex-minister allegedly used the passport photograph of her housemaid to open a bank account where the stated amount was found.

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Anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has discovered a sum of N2.5bn in the bank account of the housemaid of an ex-minister for  aviation.

According to reports, the minister, whose identity has not been revealed kept the money into the account in order to shield herself from investigation.

The housemaid, whose name was also not revealed had no idea that she had such a possession.

Reports has it that the minister took the maid’s passport photograph and used it to open the bank account in her name, but with a different signature.

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The information was revealed by a powerful source, according to reports made by the Daily Post.

The source said, “Our findings indicated that the ex-female minister opened an account in the name of her housemaid and with her photograph. But the signature in the account is that of the ex-minister,” the source said.

“At the time we made the discovery, over N2.5billion was in the account. But the volume of transactions in the account has been huge.”

“We are suspecting that the ex-minister did not put the housemaid in the picture of what she wanted to do with her passport photograph.”

“We have established that the ex-minister has been drawing funds from the said account. We have retrieved records of all transactions by the ex-Minister. We will soon bring her to justice no matter how long it takes to follow due process.”

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