#NigeriaDecides2019! EFCC Barred From Investigating Private Jet Filled With Cash

1 year ago by: Mister Jay Wonder
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been barred from investigating a private jet loaded with money on February 15, 2019, the eve of the aborted presidential and National Assembly elections.

According to Punch, it was gathered that the plane which was billed to fly to Ilorin, Kwara State, from Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos failed to take off due to the weight of the money on board.

Multiple sources said the EFCC operatives thereafter stormed the plane after a tip-off from some people about the cargo. They demanded the source of the money, its owner and destination.

The crew was said to have informed the operatives that the money was meant for election expenses in Kwara State, but the detectives reportedly insisted on taking away the cash haul.


Our sources said, “The EFCC operatives interrogated the crew and they claimed they were part of the government. They also gave a code which they assumed the operatives would understand, but the detectives insisted on taking away the money.

“However, a phone call came from the Presidential Villa ordering them to hands off the matter and clear off from the scene. Shortly after, armed soldiers took over the scene and the money was transferred into another plane which took off by 10pm that night.”


The Public Relations Officer, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, could not be reached for comments on the aircraft involved in the cash movement as she did not respond to calls to her phone. She had yet to respond to a text message as of the time of filing this report.

In his reaction, the acting EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, simply explained that he saw the alleged picture of the said aircraft being shared on the social media, noting that it could have been ‘created and recreated.’

He said, “On the plane-load of cash you asked about, I saw the pictures and we know that these pictures are things that can be manipulated to achieve the purposes by their producers. All the reports from the field are being reviewed and we shall come out with our position once it is ready.”

Orilade added, “Let’s not be carried away by the activities of mischief-makers; like the acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu said, we shall continue to do the right thing to make Nigeria a better country for everyone.”



Meanwhile, findings have indicated that the EFCC may not investigate the movement of huge cash in two bullion vans by a leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on the eve of the elections.

Although Tinubu admitted in an interview with journalists in Lagos that he transported the bulk money into his Ikoyi residence which is a violation of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, it was gathered that the anti-graft agency had no plan to probe the incident.

When asked about the money, the former governor said, “What is your issue with bullion vans in my house? I have not done any government business in the last five years. So I didn’t steal government money.

“And the bullion van was not said to contain election materials, so what offence have I committed? I decide where to keep it (money) and how to keep it.”

But when confronted about the matter, the EFCC spokesman said the anti-graft commission had successfully curbed vote-buying in the elections and prevented a repeat of the incidents in Ekiti and Osun governorship elections.

“You will agree with me that to a large extent, we were able to curtail vote-buying with our men conspicuously positioned at polling booths across the country in the course of the elections,” he said.

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-- Solidstonez (f) at 2-03-2019 12:16PM
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What a corrupt country

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-- Henrybobo (m) at 2-03-2019 01:35PM
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Wat do u expect..  We get govt wey de do anything else want
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-- kp45 (m) at 2-03-2019 01:46PM
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See people fighting corruption.
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-- olowoinlionsden (m) at 2-03-2019 01:57PM
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There is nothing unusual in the Government transporting its  Operational Contingencies through private arrangement.  The Government is the Employer of majority of INEC Staff and Temporary Employees: these people have to be payed on a daily basis some  money equivalent to Daily Ration.  The EFCC operatives involved in this 'roforofo' argument  were very naive: having given them the Code, and the Owner of the Cargo,  they should have used their commonsense to contact their own Superior instead of making a fool of themselves.
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-- fineboy77 (m) at 2-03-2019 02:15PM
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Quote from: olowoinlionsden on  2-03-2019 01:57PM
There is nothing unusual in the Government transporting its  Operational Contingencies through private arrangement.  The Government is the Employer of majority of INEC Staff and Temporary Employees: these people have to be payed on a daily basis some  money equivalent to Daily Ration.  The EFCC operatives involved in this 'roforofo' argument  were very naive: having given them the Code, and the Owner of the Cargo,  they should have used their commonsense to contact their own Superior instead of making a fool of themselves.
You are so brainwashed,you are done for. You dont even know what you are mumbling,just making noise.....,I really pity you and your corruption fighting president.

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-- Wazubia (m) at 2-03-2019 02:45PM
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SIA BABA SHARES MONEY TO CABLES, DURING 2DAYS TO ELECTION. 
WHAT DID YOU EXPECT, SAI BABA......
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-- SweetDaddy1 (m) at 2-03-2019 02:55PM
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Armed robbers, Terrorists and Kidnappers are Fighting corruptions... Grin Grin Grin
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-- christiano10 (m) at 2-03-2019 04:04PM
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No matter your crime, as far as you are on Buhari's side, you are a saint and above the law. Corruption fighting is for the opposition only.
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-- ejikeiyo (m) at 2-03-2019 08:41PM
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wasted generation
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-- kacylee (f) at 2-03-2019 08:45PM
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something is really fishy and it stinks Cool Cool

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-- DMJazz (f) at 2-03-2019 08:45PM
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Quote from: olowoinlionsden on  2-03-2019 01:57PM
There is nothing unusual in the Government transporting its  Operational Contingencies through private arrangement.  The Government is the Employer of majority of INEC Staff and Temporary Employees: these people have to be payed on a daily basis some  money equivalent to Daily Ration.  The EFCC operatives involved in this 'roforofo' argument  were very naive: having given them the Code, and the Owner of the Cargo,  they should have used their commonsense to contact their own Superior instead of making a fool of themselves.
Who is this fu.cking idiot?
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-- nonsovin (m) at 2-03-2019 09:47PM
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Quote from: olowoinlionsden on  2-03-2019 01:57PM
There is nothing unusual in the Government transporting its  Operational Contingencies through private arrangement.  The Government is the Employer of majority of INEC Staff and Temporary Employees: these people have to be payed on a daily basis some  money equivalent to Daily Ration.  The EFCC operatives involved in this 'roforofo' argument  were very naive: having given them the Code, and the Owner of the Cargo,  they should have used their commonsense to contact their own Superior instead of making a fool of themselves.
I've told you before, and I'm telling you again that you are just a senseless brainwashed IDIOT!!
Your comments and this government disgust me
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-- Brave5500 (m) at 5-03-2019 07:47PM
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Nigeria... hmm yet SARS EFCC DSS are searching youth phones checking their emails as if they r d problem of Nigeria 6 Buhari and his culprit embezzle billions in $$$$ no offenses this our leaders nor go school oooo make we nor 4get
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-- harrymarcel (m) at 7-03-2019 11:02PM
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Surprising https://benbennyblog.blogspot.com/2019/03/how-man-behaves-when-he-not-serious.html Even here
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