The whistle-blower, who provided information leading to the discovery of $43.5 million, £27,800 and N23.2 million at No. 16 Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos has finally received his commission from the federal government.
The whistle-blower, who was said to be paid the first tranche of the N421m reward was said to have left the country immediately after receipt.
The whistle-blower’s lawyer, Mr. Yakubu Galadima, confirming the development on Wednesday, praised the government for finally honouring its agreement after eight months.
He further joked that his client did not run mad after receiving the money as predicted by Prof. Itse Sagay.
The lawyer said, “My client confirmed to me that he had received a credit alert from the Federal Government. He travelled out of the country this morning (Wednesday morning).
“He has been paid the first instalment but there were many tax deductions. Yes, we are happy. I will give you more details later but I can confirm now that he has received some money.
“As you can see, my client did not run mad as predicted by Prof. Itse Sagay.”