Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun says the controversy surrounding payment of the whistle blower on the monies uncovered at an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos will be laid to rest soon.
In a statement issued by her Special Adviser, Adeosun denied claims that the government had withheld any fund due to any whistle-blower, adding that the delay was caused by administrative procedures.
The controversy was sparked off last week when chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, said the whistleblower is now a millionaire.
The whistleblower’s lawyer immediately raised an alarm that his client was yet to be paid.
In April, operatives of the EFCC recovered $43 million, £27,800 and N23 million stashed in a flat bought in the name of the wife of the former director-general of the National Intelligence Agency.