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Tomato seller claims ownership of N250m cash found in Balogun market

Following the controversies rocking the nation over huge amount of cash recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), a man has reportedly shown up at the Lagos office of anti-graft agency claiming ownership of the N250 million found at the Balogun Market, Lagos, on Monday, April 10.  EFCC source who did not want to be named informed Tribune that “a man came on Wednesday claiming the money belonged to him and that it was the proceeds of his trade in tomatoes.”

“We asked him what business fetched him the money, the man said he deals in bringing tomatoes from the North to sell in Lagos. We asked him why he did not put the money in bank, he said he does not use banks. Meanwhile the money is in bales with bank wrappers bearing stamps dated as recent as 6th April, 2017. A man who sells tomatoes is claiming ownership of the N250 million found at the Balogun Market, Lagos, on Monday, April 10. “The man was arrested, his statement taken but has been given an administrative bail as investigations continue,” The source also said that the money had been deposited with the Central Bank. As at the time of this report EFCC spokesperson in Lagos, Sammin Amadin, was yet to make a statement.

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