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UPDATE - ICPC Gives Fresh Update, Says Billions, Other Luxury Items In Abuja House Are Not For Buratai

 


The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has declared that the Abuja house recently raided by its operatives doesn’t belong to former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai.

The ICPC spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua made the clarification in a statement on Friday made available to Naija News.

He said contrary to earlier reports, the house actually belongs to a military contractor who is the owner of K Salam Construction Company and urged members of the public to disregard inaccurate reports about what transpired.

The house was raided on Thursday based on suspicion of money laundering.

Ogugua disclosed that the house raided is located at Wuse 2 in Abuja and some of the recovered items include N175,706,500; $220,965; G-Wagon; 2022 editions of BMW and Mercedes Benz cars; customized mobile phones; several designer wrist watches, including three Rolexes, and some property document.

The statement reads: “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.”

“The Commission recovered money and other items from the property viz. N175,706,500; $220,965; G-Wagon; 2022 editions of BMW and Mercedes Benz cars; customized mobile phones; several designer wrist watches, including three Rolexes, and some property documents.”

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