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​Ikoyi whistle-blower jets out as FG pays first tranche, 421 million naira

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The whistle-blower, who helped the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission recover the $43m, N23.2m and £27,800 (N13bn) from an Ikoyi apartment on April 12, 2017, has finally been paid his commission, The PUNCHhas learnt.
It was also learnt that the whistle-blower travelled out of the country less than 24 hours after receiving part of the  N421m reward.
The whistle-blower’s lawyer, Mr. Yakubu Galadima, confirmed the development to our correspondent on the telephone on Wednesday.
He praised the government for finally honouring its agreement after eight months.
Galadima also joked that his client did not run mad after receiving the money as predicted by some government officials
He, however, said his client had not been paid in full, adding that the Federal Government had promised to pay him the balance next year.
The lawyer said, “My client confirmed to me that he had received a credit alert from the Federal Government. He travelled out of the country this morning (Wednesday morning). “He has been paid the first instalment 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.
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