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.