The whisteblower who led the Economic and Finacial Crimes Commision (EFCC) to the $1.6m apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos where the recovered the sums of $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 in April 2017, may reportedly be paid 325m naira.
The Federal Government’s whistle-blower polic states that any whistle-blower whose information leads to the recovery of over N5bn will attract a 2.5 per cent reward and that is 325m of the 13 billion naira recovered.
Speaking at the ongoing 7th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption holding in Vienna, acting Chairman of the EFCC – Ibrahim Magu, did not disclose how much would be given to the whistle-blower while he disclosed that the anti-graft agency was counselling the man on how to make good use of the money.
“We are currently working on the young man because this is just a man who has not seen one million naira of his own before. So he is under counselling on how to make good use of the money and also the security implication. We don’t want anything bad to happen to him after taking delivery of his entitlement. He is national pride”.