On November 1, the EFCC declared that they were going to invite the recently sacked director general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke for an interview.
The commission in his statement by their spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren said the commission’s move to summons Oke for enquiring is in furtherance to the EFCC’s investigative activities to unravel the situations surrounding the $43.45 million cash recovered in his Ikoyi Mansion
Uwujaren said ‘’EFCC has invited Oke and his wife Folashade who had earlier refused to honor previous invitations by the commission’’.
He also said the EFCC has continued its enquires on the subject matter ensuing President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to discharge Oke of his position as the head of the NIA.
Uwujaren said: “In furtherance of its investigative activities to unravel the circumstances surrounding the $43.45 million cash recovered by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Lagos sometime in April 2017, the Commission has invited former Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayodele Oke, and his wife, Folashade Oke.” “Mrs. Oke had refused to honor previous invitations by the Commission which resumed its investigation into the matter, following the Federal Government’s decision to relieve Mr. Oke of his position as DG. “Beside the couple, other suspects are equally being invited to determine their culpability or otherwise in the humongous cash, in foreign currencies and naira notes, stashed in a residential building at Osborne road Ikoyi, Lagos,” Uwujaren added.
Oke was fired together with the secretary to the government of the federation.
The previous NIA has been accused of hiding huge amount of cash to the tune of $43.45 million in his Osborne Towers Apartment in Ikoyi area of Lagos state.