Sacked NNPC MD reportedly owns the $50m found by EFCC in Ikoyi home

In 2016, Nnamdi-Ogbue's cook eloped with her cash and pieces of jewelry worth $6 million, the news medium cited an EFCC source.

On Wednesday, April 12, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) discovered  $43.4 million, £27,800 and N23.2 million cash in the house.

According to Sahara Reporters, Nnamdi-Ogbue and three other top shots at the NNPC were sacked over the 'missing' petrol scandal involving Capital Oil & Gas Nigeria Limited boss Ifeanyi Ubah.

In 2016, Nnamdi-Ogbue's cook eloped with cash and pieces of jewelry worth $6 million, the news medium cited an EFCC source.

The cook, Mr. Gabel Segbedji, a national of Benin Republic, was said to have fled with the loot in a Toyota Camry car, which also belonged to the former NNPC boss.

Narrating how the huge money was recovered from the controversial house on Wednesday, the source said the sting operation followed a whistle blower's confidential alert received by the Commission's Lagos office regarding some noticed suspicious movement of bags in and out of a particular apartment in the building.

The source said the people moving the bags pretended to be carrying bags filled with clothes.

Another source who is said to be familiar with the apartment said that a woman usually appears on different occasions with Ghana-Must-Go bags.

"She comes looking haggard, with dirty clothes but her skin didn't quite match her outward appearance, perhaps a disguise," the source said.

It was gathered that when the EFCC operatives got to the building, the entrance door was locked. The guards at the gate told them that nobody resides in the apartment, but some persons visit periodically.

In compliance with the magisterial order contained in the warrant, the EFCC used minimum force to gain entrance into the apartment, the report said.

Monies were reportedly found in two of the four-bedroom apartment. A further search of the wardrobe in one of the rooms led them to the huge discovery.

The cash was found in three fireproof cabinets disguisedly hidden behind wooden panels of the wardrobe.

After opening the cabinets, the operatives recovered neatly arranged US dollars, British pound sterling, and some naira notes in sealed wrappers.

Preliminary investigations show that the funds are proceeds of illegal activity.

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