Nigeria: Buhari suspends spy chief after discovery of $43m cash in a flat

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the boss of the intelligence agency, Ayo Oke, and ordered an investigation following last week’s discovery of $43m (£33m) in cash in a flat.
Nigeria’s anti-corruption unit on Wednesday discovered more than $43 million at an upscale apartment in Lagos, after receiving an anonymous tip.



As CTV News reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission received a tip from a whistleblower who reported suspicious activity.
The anti-graft agency said in a statement it raided the apartment Tuesday after a tipoff about a “haggard” woman in “dirty clothes” taking bags in and out of the apartment. On Wednesday, the agency said it stormed the seventh floor of a residential building and entered into the apartment where they found three fireproof cabinets hidden inside a dresser. The cabinets were full of neatly packaged bills.



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According to the BBC, Mr Buhari has ordered investigators to find out how the NIA came in possession of the funds and to establish if they broke any law.
A statement from the presidency says a committee, headed by the vice president will conduct the investigation and submit a report to him within 14 days.



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