Ikoyi whistle-blower jets out of Nigeria after receiving N421 million reward

The whistle-blower responsible for the provision of valuable information leading to the recovery of the sum of N13 billion stashed in an Osborne Tower apartment in Lekki area of Lagos has reportedly vacated the country after getting his commission of the recovered sum.

The federal government which had promised to pay the money this week was reported to have made good on its earlier promise months after the loot was discovered in the Ikoyi apartment on April 12, 2017.

Barely 24 hours after receiving his share of the recovered loot, the Nigerian man was reported to have left the country.

Speaking on the latest development, the whistle-blower’s lawyer, Mr. Yakubu Galadima, confirmed the payment of the said sum.

Galadima also during the telephone conversation joked that his client, against the earlier worries of the federal government did not run mad after receiving the said amount.

The whistle-blower’s lawyer added: “My client confirmed to me that he had received a credit alert from the Federal Government. He traveled out of the country this morning (Wednesday morning).

“He has been paid the first installment but there were many tax deductions. Yes, we are happy. I will give you more details later but I can confirm now that he has received some money.

“As you can see, my client did not run mad as predicted by Prof. Itse Sagay.”