The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property has arrested two whistle-blowers for allegedly misleading it with false information.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the alleged false information was provided against Mr Emmanuel Mbaka, foremost real estate developer and Managing Director of Platinum Mortgage Bank.
The male suspects, Prince Jeff Ove, 37, from Bayelsa, and Mohammed Sanusi, 39, from Kogi, were presented to newsmen by the spokesperson of the panel, Lucie-Ann Laha, in Abuja on Friday.
Laha alleged that the suspects told the panel under oath that the victim, who was present at the news briefing, had looted and stashed huge sums of money in his Abuja home.
She said the bogus tip-off prompted operatives of the panel to raid Mbaka’s home, an effort that ended in futility as nothing of such was found.
“We received information from the suspects that the victim was a politician who looted a large amount of money and stashed it in his house.
“We have found out that the person is not a politician. I don’t think association with politicians automatically makes you a politician.