EFCC files motion for forfeiture of $2.8m seized at airport

EFCC files motion for forfeiture of $2.8m seized at airport

- The EFCC filed motion for the forfeiture of money seized from officials of a cash-in-transit firm

- The anti-graft agency said no bank has come to claim the money

- The officials of the firm will be charged to court soon

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed a motion for the interim forfeiture of $2.8million that was seized from officials of a cash-in-transit firm, Bankers Warehouse.

Premium Times reports that the motion was filed by the anti-graft agency on Monday, December 24 before a Federal High Court in Enugu state.

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The money was confiscated on Thursday, December 20 at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, after receiving “intelligence”.

The EFCC said the suspects had confessed to moving money for some banks and were about to do so for another banks before they were intercepted.

The EFCC said: “They allegedly worked for a company: Bankers Warehouse.”

Bankers Warehouse however said the agency’s actions constituted threat to its operations and lives of its employees and called on the Central Bank of Nigeria to intervene.

The EFCC claimed no bank has reached out to it for the money.

It said: “At the time of filing this report,” it said in its statement, “the alleged owner of the money (Union bank) had not made any physical presence in any of the Commission’s offices, including the Enugu office, to establish their claim.”

The anti-graft agency also said it was seeking a warrant for the prosecution of the suspects.

“The warrant is consequent upon the refusal of the Bank or any of the relatives to come for the release of the suspects.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the southeast zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested three suspected internet fraudsters in the state.

It was gathered that the head of public affairs of the commission in the zone, Chris Oluka, said this in a statement on Saturday, December 15, in Enugu.

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