Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
Ikoyi Billions: Suspended National Intelligence Agency boss weeps in Aso Rock

By News Express on 19/04/2017

Views: 2,118

•Suspended NIA DG, Ambassador Ayo Oke.
•Suspended NIA DG, Ambassador Ayo Oke.

The suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke, this afternoon betrayed emotions, weeping profusely at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.

He was however denied access to President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Ambassador Oke, who was also suspended from office over the discovered funds in Ikoyi, Lagos, equivalent to over N13 billion, noticed the presence of State House correspondents, turned back and attempted to pass through the Vice President’s exit gate but was prevented from doing so by security officials.

Another attempt by the suspended DG to pass through the Service Chiefs’ gate was also turned down by the security staff of the gate.

The NIA boss later left the Presidential Villa without seeing the Vice-President at that particular moment.

According to a statement earlier today by Buhari’s spokesman Femi Adesina, “The President has ordered a full scale investigation into the discovery of large amounts of foreign and local currencies by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a residential apartment at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, over which the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) has made a claim.

“The investigation is also to enquire into the circumstances in which the NIA came into possession of the funds, how and by whose or which authority the funds were made available to the NIA, and to establish whether or not there has been a breach of the law or security procedure in obtaining custody and use of the funds.

“The President has also directed the suspension of the Director General of the NIA, Ambassador Ayo Oke, pending the outcome of the investigation.” (Daily Trust/NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 19/04/2017 9:46:40 PM





You may also like...
Police uncover fresh plot to attack Benue, Taraba...

Senator Shehu Sani, Governor el-Rufai fight dirty

Veterans accuse Trump of ‘blatant disrespect’ to McCain...

‘Nigeria, 22 other countries still at risk of...

Our goal is Sovereign State of Niger Delta:...

Akwa Ibom Govt. allays fears of scrapping free,...

Nigerian fine weighs down MTN; shareholders told to...

Bayelsa teachers protest backlog of salaries

Senate cries out over daily loss of 2,300...

N2.1bn arms deal: You have case to answer,...

90 percent Kenyan students fail secondary school exams...

Dokubo tells Igbos, corps members to leave the...


Latest News Foursquare gets new General Overseer Hajj: Nigerian pilgrims visit Qu’ran exhibition centre in Madinah New twist in COZA Pastor’s rape saga: Police invites Timi, Busola Dakolo over alleged falsehood Banditry: Angry villagers take corpse to Zamfara Government House I am ready to lay down my life for Nigeria’s recovery — Obi American firm hoists Nigerian flag to honour exceptional employee Ruga: BNYL asks Igbo, Ijaw, Efik in North to return home as CNG’s deadline approaches Cultists wear Obas’ regalia, Ondo monarchs allege Insecurity: FG begins consultations with traditional rulers Police kill four teenage robbers in Edo Anambra community dismisses armoury rumour, threatens court action US-led war looming with Iran


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (510,558 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (431,719 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (373,734 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (316,890 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (282,655 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (247,319 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (239,481 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (224,217 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (221,372 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (208,933 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (188,501 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (187,106 views)


NLNG Job Vacancy

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (97) Business & Economy (4,358) Business Verdict (76) Columnists (1,075) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (211) Entertainment (636) Features (780) Global Business Monitor (396) ICT Monitor (54) International (3,730) Interview (193) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (164) Maggie's Blog (342) News (48,877) Opinion (1,293) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,173) Religion (1,052) Sports (2,106) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update






APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera