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.
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.