The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), was dumbfounded when it traced ₦2.5 billion naira to a housemaid.
Further investigations revealed that the monies were accumulated when the said lady served as a housemaid to a former female minister under Goodluck Jonathan.
Further investigations revealed that the account was likely opened in the name of the housemaid as part of the effort to cover her track.
Codex News gathered that initial investigation has revealed that the former minister is the sole signatory to the account.
Feelers from the presidency has it that President Muhammadu Buhari is very angry at the finding and has vowed to get to the root of the matter.
An EFCC source stated that “Our findings indicated that the ex-female minister opened an account in the name of her housemaid and with her photograph.
“But the signature in the account is that of the ex-minister,” the source said.
“At the time we made the discovery, over ₦2.5 billion was in the account. But the volume of transactions in the account has been huge.
“We are suspecting that the ex-minister did not put the housemaid in the picture of what she wanted to do with her passport photograph.
“We have established that the ex-minister has been drawing funds from the said account.
“We have retrieved records of all transactions by the ex-Minister. We will soon bring her to justice no matter how long it takes to follow due process.”
The EFCC source refused to disclose her name.