The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has raided the Abuja home of a military contractor and seized N175,706,500; $220,965; G-Wagon; 2022 editions of BMW and Mercedes Benz cars.
Operatives also recovered customised mobile phones; several designer wristwatches, including three Rolexes, as well as some property documents.
ICPC arrested the Managing Director of K Salam Construction Company Nigeria Limited, Mr Kabiru Sallau, said to be the owner of the property.
The anti-graft agency in a statement on Friday denied that the home belonged to a former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai.
The statement by the ICPC spokesperson, Azuka Ogaga read, “The Commission wishes to state that ICPC operatives raided a property in Wuse 2 of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Thursday, June 16, 2022, between 5pm and 12am in suspicion of money laundering. Facts available for the time being indicate that the property is owned by the owner of K Salam Construction Company, a military contractor.
“The Commission recovered money and other items from the property viz-a-viz N175,706,500; $220,965; G-Wagon; 2022 editions of BMW and Mercedes Benz cars; customized mobile phones; several designer wrist watches, including three Rolexes, and some property documents.
“The Commission arrested the Managing Director of K Salam Construction Company Nigeria Limited, Mr Kabiru Sallau, and the investigation is ongoing.
“The Commission is yet to conclude its investigation and prefers not to pre-empt its outcome and also avoid the frenzy of a media trial.”