The office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) has commenced forensic audit of the accounts of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Daily Trust gathered yesterday.
The account audit was fallout of over $40 million dollars discovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), at an apartment in Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos later claimed by the NIA.
The suspended Director General (DG) of the NIA, Ayo Oke, shortly after the EFCC discovered the money said it belonged to the agency, he further claimed that the apartment served as a safe house for the agency and the money for NIA special operation.
However, following a presidential penal headed by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Daily Trust gathered that the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) commenced fresh audit of the bank accounts of the NIA.
According to sources, shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari travelled to London on health vacation, NSA officials attempted to take over the finance department of the NIA but met resistance.
However, it was learnt that with the intervention of officers of a foremost anti-corruption agency, the army officer attached with the ONSA, was able to take over the financial department and commence audit of the NIA accounts.