Nigeria Uncovers Millions Of ‘Dirty’ Dollars
Nigeria’s security authorities have uncovered more than $40m (£32m) in cash in local and foreign currencies following a raid on a property in Lagos.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it got the “neatly arranged US dollars, pound sterling and some naira notes in sealed wrappers” in two rooms of a four-bedroom apartment.
It says that the investigators forced entry into the property and found $43.4m, £27,800 and N23.2m in cash.
It adds that a further search of one of the rooms found more cash hidden in wardrobes.
It says it believes the cash are proceeds from unlawful activity.
EFCC said that a whistle blower alerted them about suspicious movements of bags in and out of the apartment:
The statement also says that the officials interviewed guards at the property who said that no one lives there.