- The EFCC has intercepted the sum of $2.8million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport
- Two people suspected to be money launderers were arrested with the money
- The suspects claimed to be conveying the cash to Lagos for a particular bank and had done so in four times in the past
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu Zonal Office, on Thursday, December 20, 2018, intercepted $2.8million from two people, suspected to be money launderers, at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
The suspects, identified as Ighoh Augustine and Ezekwe Emmanuel, allegedly working for a company: Bankers Warehouse, were nabbed based on intelligence report.
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.
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 a bank 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".
The EFCC in a statement released to the public said the suspects are presently giving useful information to operatives of the commission, and will be charged to court soon.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that the EFCC arrested one Abbas Lakis, a Lebanese for alleged money laundering.
A statement by commission's head, media and publicity, said Lakis was picked up at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, following intelligence report.
Legit.ng gathers that the report said he had on him undeclared huge sums of monies aboard Egypt Airline from Malam Aminu Kano Airport enroute Lebanon.
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