EFCC Nabs Another Cash Courier With $130,000

of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, arrested one Bashir Abdu the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano over money laundering.

Abdu, a Nigerian but with a Dubai resident permit was on his way to Dubai on board Egypt Air when he was arrested by the EFCC failing to declare the $130,000 (One Hundred and Thirty Thousand dollars) on him. He only declared the gold bars with him and 30, 000 Saudi Riyals.

Arrangement has been concluded to arraign the suspect as the offence is punishable Section 12 of the Exchange (Monitoring and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act Cap. F34 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and Section 2(5) of the Money Laundering Act 2011.

Only Wednesday, December 12, 2012, the EFCC arrested Aminu Lamido, the eldest son of the Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido the same airport about 12.30 am on his way to Cairo, Egypt over money laundering allegations.

Lamido who is currently on administrative bail was arrested security checks as he prepared to board an Egypt Air flight to Cairo. His followed the discovery that he allegedly declared $10,000 in his possession to the Nigerian Customs the airport while a physical search by of the EFCC found he had tucked away another $40,000, totalling $50,000.


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