Ex-deputy governor of Akwa Ibom state Obong Chris Ekpeyong says the recent discoveries of huge cash without trace of owners is a national disgrace
Ekpeyong wonders why the EFCC has not told Nigerians that the recovered cash belongs to anybody
He says the development is disgraceful in the eyes of international communities
Obong Chris Ekpeyong, the former deputy governor of Akwa Ibom state, has described the recent discoveries of huge cash at various locations in the country without trace of ownership as a national disgrace and embarrassment
Ekpeyong made this known while addressing newsmen in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital, on Thursday, April 20, Vanguard reports.
He said: “As far as I am concerned, it is embarrassing to Nigeria and indeed Africa as a whole, even as we claim to be the giant of Africa. The EFCC has not told Nigerians that the recovered cash belongs to anybody. All we were told was that cash was discovered at the airport, Balogun Market in Lagos and a residential building. What a national disgrace.
“Today EFCC is telling Nigerians of the recovery of cash in local and various foreign currencies worth over N13 billion, and they cannot identify the owners. It is a disgraceful development in the eyes of international communities.”
A sting operation by the anti-graft agency on Wednesday, April 12 in a residential building in the 7th Floor of a four – bedroom apartment at Osborne Towers located at 16, Osborne road Ikoyi led to the recovery of huge cash in different currencies.