ICPC clarifies discovering billions in Buratai home

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has clarified report that it recovered N170 million cash, $220,965, G-Wagon from the residence of the Nigerian Ambassador to Benin Republic, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai.

According to reports, the ICPC found N1.85 billion in a residence and office in Abuja that were allegedly owned by Buratai.

But the spokesperson of the commission, Azuka Ogugua, denied that the house belonged to the ambassador.

Ogugua claims that the information at hand shows that K Salam Construction Company, a military contractor, is the property's owner.

"The attention of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has been drawn to some inaccurate and concocted reports in the media about the seizure of multibillion-naira cash, dollars, Rolex watches stockpiled in an Abuja property.

"The Commission wishes to state that ICPC operatives raided a property in Wuse 2 of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, on Thursday, 16th June, 2022 between 5:00pm and 12:00am on suspicion of money laundering. 

"Facts available for the time being indicates that the property is owned by owner of K Salam Construction Company, a military contractor," Ogugua said.

The Commission added that it recovered N175,706,500; $220,965; G-Wagon; 2022 editions of BMW and Mercedes Benz cars; customized mobile phones; several designer wrist watches, three Rolexes, and some property documents from the house.

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