Ikoyi Whistle-Blower: More People Are Fighting For N850m Reward
Many Nigerians have been curious about the lifestyle and identity of the whistle blower that facilitated the EFCC’s recovery of the famous Ikoyi cash.
Is he one of the rich Ikoyi neighbours? Is a maiguardin the neighbourhood? Someone’s driver? Or just one random gambler?
Well, for the first time, the mystery man has opened up and spoken to the media about himself and what has been happening to him lately.
His name is Stephen Sunday and as we all expected, his life has changed but not the type of change he or any of us envisaged.
First, the EFCC are yet to pay him the reward he earned for snitching on the looters, based on the policy that promises 2% to 5% of the recovered fund.
Now, the bigger worry for him is an alleged plot to share the spoils.
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More men are showing up with claims that they were part of the whistle blowing and must get their share from the 850 million naira reward.
He told Vanguard that he, indeed, let two of his friends into the discovery but it appears those ‘friends’ are crying more than the bereaved.
A legal firm has petitioned the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami, with claims that they represent Sunday and two others, Abdulmumin Musa and Bala Usman.
Their demand is that the money should be paid to the three men.
Sunday seems to know nothing about this law firm and neither does his lawyer, Yakubu Galadima, who has been at the fore front of his battle.
Galadima denied any affiliation with the law firm or their petition, insisting that he remains the one representing Sunday and Usman.
He disowned Musa but acknowledged a third person whose name he would not reveal.
He also decried what he called the emotional trauma the EFCC had subjected his client to, including administration of psychotic drugs.
Sunday is tired of all the pressure, and his lawyer has given the authorities a deadline of November 30, failing which he would head to the court.