EFCC detains ex-NNPC GMD over$9.7m loot

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) has taken  a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Andrew Yakubu, into custody following the recovery  of   $9,772,800 and £74,000 cash from him.

Yakubu is being detained in an EFCC facility in Kano.

The cash,The Nation gathered authoritatively yesterday,was  originally hidden by the suspect in a fire-proof safe at his brother’s house in the slums of Sabon Tasha area of Kaduna metropolis apparently as a precautionary measure.

It was discovered by EFCC operatives who immediately impounded it.

Yakubu was subsequently arrested and taken to Kano for interrogation.

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