EFCC arrest two people in possession of $2.8m (N1.02bn) Cash

The people has been arrested at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu for money laundering by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) after they were found to be carrying the sum of $2.8m (N1.02bn) cash.

The two suspects who claimed to be working for a firm named Bankers Warehouse are Ezekwe Emmanuel and Ighoh Augustine. They were arrested at the airport after an intelligence tip off to the EFCC that they are in possession of a huge undeclared amount of money.

Upon arrest, the two briefcases carried by the two suspects were found to contain $1.4m each, which amount to a total of $2.8m. They were arrested at the departure lounge of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu while they are proceeding to board the evening flight of Arik Air to Lagos.

The suspects upon interrogated confessed to be conveying the cash for a bank (name withheld) operating at New Market Onitsha, Anambra State. They claimed to have been doing same for more than six (6) years for some notable banks in the country. In their statement, they had successful carried out four similar assignments this year alone.

According to the EFCC spokesperson, Mr. Tony Orilade, the two suspects will be charged to court at the shortest possible time.

This is a second case of arrest by the EFCC in the past two months. Last month at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Abuja, a Lebanese, Abbas Lakis was arrested with the sum of N940 cash in Egypt Airline from Kano en route Lebanon.

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