A shocking incident has left many people baffled in Abuja after operatives of the EFCC and Nigerian Army raided three vehicles and found huge sums of money hidden in ‘Ghana must go’ bags in the cars.
A mild drama has played out at Shendam Close, off Anthony Anyaoku Street, a neighbourhood of Area 11, Abuja on Tuesday as a combined team of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the army raided three vehicles with several ‘Ghana must go’ bags containing huge sums of money.
According to Independent, the vehicles, a Mercedes Benz S350 series with Bauchi State registration number, KTG 01 AA, a Lexus SUV Jeep registered in Abuja and marked ABC 77 AKK were all stuffed full money huge bags.
The third vehicle, a BMW 640i series unmarked equally had several ‘Ghana must go’ bags at both the back seat and booth. The EFCC operatives numbering about seven and accompanied by two army personnel, according to eyewitnesses, stormed the area about 4.50p.m.
Independent reporter met the team scurrying through one of the vehicles, counting the money and taking video shots. It was also observed that the SUV had much of the bags in its booth. The daylight drama went undisturbed as shocked residents watched in disbelief till about 6p.m when the team drove off the vehicles to EFCC headquarters.
A young man in his thirties who did not give out his identity told Independent that one of the three men seen standing with the operatives claimed that the vehicles were brought there by his friends, now at large, who asked him to look after the vehicles.
The operatives refused to say who owned the large cache of money as they maintained stern attitude.