Belfast Telegraph

Home News World

Nigeria suspends intelligence chief over massive cash haul

The president of Nigeria has suspended the country's intelligence chief over the recent discovery of 43 million US dollars (£33 million) in cash in a Lagos apartment.

A statement on Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into how the National Intelligence Agency came to claim the money and whether any laws were broken.

The discovery of the cash in both local and foreign currencies by the country's anti-corruption commission caused a sensation in the West African nation.

The statement says Mr Buhari has ordered the suspension of the director-general of the intelligence agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke, until the investigation is complete.

The investigation has been given two weeks to report to the president.


Daily News Headlines Newsletter

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox.


From Belfast Telegraph