Premium Times suggests.
The step, according to our source is the latest in a string of measures against the NIA in the wake of last month’s discovery of N13 billion in a Lagos apartment.
Recalls News Punch had earlier reported that the National Intelligence Agency Finance Director, Mr. Abubakar Dardisu has been reportedly sacked.
Security sources revealed that operatives of the anti-graft agency compelled the director of Finance and Administration of the NIA to hand over the accounts of the beleaguered agency to an Army officer attached to the Office of the National Security Adviser, Premium Times reports
The EFCC designated Jaafaru Mohammed, a brigadier general in the Nigerian Army, to assume the position of the Director of Finance of the NIA and commence a holistic audit of the agency’s finances.
The development was the climax of a week-long prying operation which saw detectives from the anti-graft agency grill four senior officials of the NIA.
The senior officials names withheld by our source for security reason
The cash – comprising $43.5 million, £27,800 and N23.2 million hidden inside Apartment 7B at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi – was uncovered by operatives of the EFCC on April 12.
The director general of the NIA, Ayodele Oke, admitted the money belonged to his agency, He was later suspended from office.
According to Oke, the money was meant for multiple “covert projects” across the country.