Counsel to the unidentified whistle-blower, who gave information leading to the recovery ofhuge sum recovered from Flat 7B Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, Yakubu Galadima, says his client has not been paid the promised five percent.
Galadima described claim by the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu that his client has been paid and being counseled on how to use the money as false.
He said these while addressing journalists on the premises of the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja on Friday.
Galadima insisted that EFCC had abandoned his client, adding that the Commission was not aware of his client’s whereabouts let alone counseling him.
“The EFCC does not even know the whereabouts of my client. He is presently living from hand to mouth having been abandoned by the commission.
“We have written to the President and even to Magu himself and we have yet to get any form of response.
“I even sent Magu an SMS this morning debunking the allegation that my client has been paid; but as I speak, I have yet to get a response from him,” Galadima said.
A statement by the spokesperson of EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, had on Thursday quoted Magu as saying in Vienna, Austria, that the “young man” who blew the whistle had already become a millionaire.
“We are currently working on the young man because this is just a man who has not seen N1m of his own before.
“So, he is under counseling on how to make good use of the money and the security implication.
“We don’t want anything bad to happen to him after taking delivery of his entitlement. He is a national pride.”