Money Laundering: EFCC Intercepts $2.8 Million cash at Enugu Airport

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Suspects and the cash recovered.

EFCC intercepts suspected culprits …

EFCC in its quest to wrestle out money laundering has Intercepted $2.8 Million cash at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

The Enugu Zonal Office of the anti corruption agency on Thursday, December 20, 2018, intercepted $2.8million (Two Million, Eight Hundred Thousand United State Dollars), from two people, suspected to be money launderers, at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

The suspected money launderers namely Ighoh Augustine and Ezekwe Emmanuel, allegedly working for a company: Bankers Warehouse, were nabbed based on intelligence report.

After Arrest by EFCC, Suspects caught with 1.4 Million Dollars Each…

Upon their arrests, they were caught with consignments of two suitcases, containing $1.4 million each, totalling $2.8 million, at the departure lounge of the airport while about to board an Arik Air evening flight to Lagos.

Suspects and the cash recovered.

Suspects May Be Working for Union Bank…

During interrogation, the suspects confessed that they have been in the business of conveying cash for “some notable banks”, for over six years and were in the process of doing same for Union Bank Plc, located at New Market, Onitsha, Anambra State, when they were caught.

The suspects further confessed that they had so far carried out such assignments, “four times this year”. They are presently giving useful information to operatives of the Commission, and will be charged to court soon.

EFCC should be commended for this great feat of theirs. Recently, the eagle eyes has been catching up with the selfish ones who takes pleasure in ensuring an average and ordinary Nigerian wallops in poverty. Nevertheless, some money launderers might not be aware of what the law says about money laundering. The big fishes use them as covers and when the problem begins, their bosses know how to extricate themselves leaving them to suffer alone.

In view of these, the following link will be useful.

http://lawnigeria.com/LawsoftheFederation/Money-Laundering-%28Prohibition%29-Act,-2011.html

 

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