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EFCC arrests men with $2.8 million at Enugu airport  

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THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Enugu Zonal Office, on Friday, intercepted two suspected money launders with the sum $2.8million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

They were caught with two items of luggage containing $1.4 million each, totalling $2.8 million, (over NI billion at 360 per dollar) at the departure lounge of the airport.

The suspects, Ighoh Augustine and Ezekwe Emmanuel, were to board an Arik evening flight to Lagos.

The anti-graft officials said the culprits were nabbed based on intelligent reports.

The suspects claimed they work for Bankers Warehouse,  a company they insisted is in the business of conveying money for some reputed banks in Nigeria.

According to the Anti-graft official, 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 Union Bank Plc, located at New Market, Onitsha, Anambra State, when they were caught.

Tony Orilade, Acting head Media and Publicity EFFC, said in a statement sent to The ICIR that during interrogations, the culprits admitted that this would be the fourth time they were carrying out this kind of assignment this year.

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“They are presently giving useful information to operatives of the Commission, and will be charged to court soon,” he said.

 

 

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