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How we kept N3bn recovered from Andrew Yakubu’s house – Witness

An officer of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ahmed Yahaya, told the  Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday  how the N3bn equivalent of the sums of foreign currencies recovered from  a Kaduna house of a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Andrew Yakubu, was moved to the Central Bank of Nigeria for safe-keeping.

Yahaya, who is of the Kano zonal office of the commission, was testifying as the third prosecution witness before Justice Ahmed Mohammed.

The EFCC is prosecuting Yakubu on six counts bordering on fraud and false declaration of assets instituted against him on March 10, 2017.

Some operatives of the EFCC had recovered the sum of $9.7m and £74,000 stashed in a huge fire-proof safe in a house belonging to Yakubu in a slum in Kaduna.

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