Former Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Ayodele Oke and wife has been invited for questions over the $43.45 million uncovered at Osborne Towers in Ikoyi Lagos by The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Information from top EFCC sources clearly states that the invitation was to speed up investigative activities that led to the cash recovered by EFCC operatives at the apartment claimed to belong to the NIA, Oke and his wife Folashade Oke were both given invitations for further questioning.
Our source has it that previous invitations by the EFCC to Mrs. Oke had been turned down but the EFCC resumed an investigation into the matter due to the Federal Government’s decision to relieve Mr. Oke of his position as DG.
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“Beside the couple, other suspects are equally being invited to determine their blameworthiness or otherwise in the discovered cash which were in foreign currencies and naira notes, packed up in a residential building at Osborne towers in Ikoyi, Lagos.” The source added.
In April 2017, after EFCC officials invaded an apartment at Osborne Towers in Ikoyi, Lagos (which he later described as a ‘safe house’) and found in it US$43.4 million, which is nearly £27,800 and some N23million Naira ($75,000) in the empty flat. He was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, October 30, 2017; Ambassador Oke was sacked as the Director General of NIA by the President.