The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has debunked the reports of seizing a property purportedly owned by former Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai in Abuja.
In a series of tweets on Twitter Friday, June 24, and signed by its spokesperson, Mrs. Azuka Ogugua, the ICPC referred to the report as inaccurate and noted that it had been made aware of some false and fabricated media reports regarding the seizure of millions of dollars, Rolex watches, and naira stockpiled in an Abuja property.
“The commission wishes to state that ICPC operatives raided a property in Wuse II of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja on June 16, in suspicion of money laundering.
“Facts available for the time being indicates that the property is owned by the owner of K Salam Construction Company, a military contractor.
ICPC Clears the Air on Media Report of Abuja Property’s Raid and Seizure— ICPC Nigeria (@ICPC_PE) June 24, 2022
The attention of 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. pic.twitter.com/s5P7cNbCMa
“The commission recovered money and other items from the property viz.
N175,706,500; 220,965 dollars; G-Wagon; 2022 editions of BMW and Mercedes Benz cars; customized mobile phones; several designer wrist watches, including three Rolexes, and some property documents.
“The commission arrested the Managing Director of K Salam Construction Company Nigeria Limited, Mr. Kabiru Sallau, and the investigation is ongoing.
“The commission is yet to conclude its investigation and prefers not to preempt its outcome and also avoid the frenzy of a media trial,” the ICPC said.
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