As Nigerians continue to express outrage over the discovery of massive foreign currencies in belonging to Andrew Yakubu, the embattled former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), his townmen have come out to defend, claiming that he had been generous to their village.
The Nigerian Anti-Corruption agency has raided the home situated in a slum community in Kaduna State.
Daily Nigerian report that one Jonathan Ayuba, a resident of Ma Mazah, a village where Andrew Yakubu came from said that the former NNPC boss was a good man who has supported his village without various developmental projects.
The villager claimed that one of the contributions of Andrew Yakubu in the community was the building of a vocational centre in the village where many youth are trained on various skills and youths development.
Jonathan said: “The vocational center which he named after his parents; Maryamu and Yakubu, was located in Ma Mazah village in Kaduna State.”
It would be recalled that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) arrested Andrew Yakubu, following the recovery of $9,772,800 and £74,000 cash from him.
Mr. Yakubu is being detained in an EFCC facility in Kano, The Nation newspaper reported.
The cash was hidden by the suspect in a fire-proof safe at his brother’s house in the slums of Sabon Tasha area of Kaduna metropolis.
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