Found in Vacant Nigerian Apartment: $43M

And then everyone makes the same Nigerian prince joke
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2017 1:51 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Apparently not a Nigerian scam: the $43 million discovered in an empty apartment in Lagos. CTV News cites a Facebook post last week from the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, which revealed the "humongous find" after a whistleblower clued the authorities in that morning on the suspicious movements of a "haggard" woman with filthy clothes who was carrying "Ghana Must Go" bags in and out of the apartment.

EFCC was told by guards that no one lived there, so officials got a warrant and forced entry, unearthing the money (which also included more than $37,000 in British pounds and upward of $75,000 in Nigerian currency) in two of the bedrooms, with some stashed in fireproof cabinets hidden behind panels in a wardrobe. Nigerian officials are still investigating where the money came from. Meanwhile, Mashable notes that basically the entire internet made the same exact "wish I'd responded to that Nigerian prince email" joke. (Read more Nigeria stories.)

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