Sunday, 21 October 2012

EFCC Arrests FAAN official with $1.4m at airport

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested an official of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, Mr. Akinyele Adetula, for trying to launder $1.4m (N218m) at Murtala Mohammed Airport on Saturday.
It will be recalled that less than a month ago, EFCC also arrested a 24-year old man, Mr. Abubakar Sheriff, at the same airport with $7m (N1.1bn).
According to the EFCC Head of Operations, Mr. Iliyasu Kwarbai, the suspect was able to pass through security checks including Nigeria Customs Service and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency  because he was wearing his identity card and therefore did not raise any suspicion.
According to the EFCC authorities, the suspect was ferrying the money on behalf of  one Mr. Ifeanyi Urama, a bureau de change operator who is also a clearing and forwarding agent. It was learnt that the EFCC recently granted bail to Mr Urama following his arrest with $996,000 (N155m).

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