Both accused persons were said to have misled the EFCC into believing that large amounts of illegally acquired money were purportedly buried at the residence of one Ba’a Lawan but the information turned out to be false after the execution of a search warrant.
The organization noted that there was no doubt that the aim of the policy was steadily being achieved with the involvement of Nigerians.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said that it discovered huge amounts of money in foreign and local currencies on Wednesday at a building in Ikoyi area of Lagos State.
The federal government has promised to look into cases of Nigerians who got punished for blowing the whistle and exposing corruption in their various places of work.
The minister made this known in a statement issued on Sunday, adding that the said amount does not include the $9.2 million in cash allegedly owned by a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, though he said that was also a dividend of the whistle-blower policy.