EFCC arrests man for failing to declare $207,000 at Kano airport 

EFCC arrests man for failing to declare $207,000 at Kano airport 

Sani Abdullahi. PHOTO CREDIT: DailyPost

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested one Sani Abdullahi, at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, over alleged money laundering.

Abdullahi was arrested during the screening of passengers boarding the China bound Ethiopian Air from Kano.

He was alleged to have failed to fully declare the sum of 207,000 dollars (N63,135,000) in his possession.

EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday said Abdullahi declared the sum of 86,000 dollars (N26,230, 000) but concealed the sum of 121,000 dollars (N36,905,000)

Orilade said the concealed amount was discovered after he was searched by operatives of the commission.

He said the offence is contrary to the Money Laundering Act 2011 (as amended).

Orilade, however, said the suspect had been granted administrative bail and would soon be charged to court.  

 

 

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