Former president, Goodluck Jonathan is expected to appear before the three-man committee headed by vice president, Yemi Osinbajo over his alleged involvement in the N13 billion recovered in Ikoyi apartment. A whistle-blower tip had led operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to Osborne towers in Ikoyi where $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 were recovered.
According to Ayo Oke who is the director general of the NIA,the fund was approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) during the administration of Goodluck Jonathan for an operation although this was not revealed to the new administration. A court granted a temporary forfeiture of the fund to the federal government although President Muhammadu Buhari later ordered the money back to the CBN while preliminary investigation is being carried out.
According to Premium Times, Jonathan is one of the high-profile persons that would be called before the panel to explain their involvement in the recovered monies. Godwin Emefiele who has been the governor of the CBN since 2014 is also expected to be questioned as the CBN allegedly made the fund available to the NIA. Also, the acting chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu would also be invited to reveal all h knows about the recovered monies.