EFCC arrests two persons with N1bn at Enugu Airport

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized N1.02 billion ($2.8m) from two people suspected to be money launderers at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Spokesman for the EFCC spokesman, Mr. Tony Orilade, said the suspects, Messrs Ighoh Augustine and Ezekwe Emmanuel, who work for Bankers Warehouse and were arrested based on intelligence report.

He said both men were caught at the departure lounge of the airport with consignments of two suitcases containing $1.4m each, totalling $2.8m while they were about to board Arik Air evening flight to Lagos.

During interrogation, the suspects confessed that they had been in the business of conveying cash for “some notable banks” for over six years.

They said they were about to carry out the same transaction for a bank (name withheld), 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.

Orilade said the suspects had given useful information to EFCC operative and will be charged to court soon.

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