The lawyer representing the Ikoyi whistle blower has confirmed that his client has been paid by the Federal Government.

The Federal Government had announced the payment earlier this week, and Yakubu Galadima, representing the whistle blower, confirmed the payment.

Galadima lauded the government for paying the money and joked that his client did not run mad as insinuated in some quarters.

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“My client confirmed to me that he had received a credit alert from the Federal Government. He travelled out of the country this morning (Wednesday morning),” the lawyer told Punch.

“He has been paid the first instalment but there were many tax deductions. Yes, we are happy. I will give you more details later but I can confirm now that he has received some money.

“As you can see, my client did not run mad as predicted by Prof. Itse Sagay.”