A man has come forward to claim ownership of the N250 million found at the Balogun Market, Lagos, on Monday.

The man, whose identity was not disclosed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said the money was from the proceeds of his trade in tomatoes.

The man was said to have claimed that he brings tomatoes from the north to sell in Lagos.

Asked why he did not put the money in bank, he said he does not use banks.

It was however discovered that some of the money in bales with bank wrappers had stamps dated as recent as 6th April, 2017.

The man was subsequently arrested and his statement taken but has been given an administrative bail as investigation continues.