The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has summoned former Director-General of National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Amb. Ayodele Oke, for further interrogation in relation to the $43.5 million locked in a private apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos.
This is coming less than a week days after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the sacked of former SGF, David Babachir Lawal and Oke from service.
The EFCC has also also summoned Ayo Oke’s wife, Folashade, who the agency said last night, had dodged previous invitations.
The anti-graft agency has also invited some unnamed persons said to be accessory to the cash for interrogation at its headquarters and it was learned that the summons are in preparation to arraigning the suspects in court.
Last night an official of EFCC said: “In furtherance of its investigative activities to unravel the circumstances surrounding the $43.45 million cash recovered by operatives of EFCC in Lagos sometime in April 2017, the commission has invited former Director-General of NIA, Amb.
“Mrs. Oke had refused to honour previous invitations by the commission, which resumed its investigation into the matter, following the Federal Government’s decision to relieve Oke of his position as D-G. “Beside the couple, other suspects are equally being invited to determine their culpability or otherwise in the humongous cash, in foreign currencies and naira notes, stashed in a residential building at Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.”
A source in the commission had told Vanguard, Tuesday that the agency was set to dock Oke and other suspects involved in the Ikoyi cash haul any time from now.