Mr Kenneth Bitrus Yakubu, is the younger brother of the embattled former group managing director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) He was taken away on Friday, February 3rd by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Officials of the EFCC picked up Kenneth after his house was raided in the Sabuwan Tasha slum area of Kaduna state.
KennethYakubu lives in a bigger house in the city. He is described by many as a very religious person in his 50s and a 1989 graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
EFCC recovered about $9.3 million in cash from a secret bunker owned by Dr. Andrew Yakubu who is a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.
According to EFCC, the discovery was made on February 3 in a building belonging to Yakubu which is located in the slums of Sabon Tasha area of Kaduna.
According to Daily Nigerian, neither Kenneth nor his elder brother, Andrew live in the house but the building is left in care of a house keeper.
The EFCC said the former NNPC GMD confessed that the money was his and that it was given to him by unnamed persons.
The surprise raid of the facility was sequel to an intelligence which the commission received about suspected proceeds of crime believed to be hidden in the slums of Sabon Tasha area of Kaduna.
On arrival at the facility, the caretaker of the house, one BitrusYakubu, a younger brother to Andrew Yakubu, disclosed that both the house and the safe where the money was found belong to his brother, Andrew Yakubu.
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