The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in its usual fight against corruption has intercepted $2.8m (N1.02bn) from two people suspected to be money launderers at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
The suspects, namely Ezekwe Emmanuel and Ighoh Augustine, allegedly working for a firm, Bankers Warehouse, were arrested based on intelligence report.
The EFCC stated that upon their arrests, they were caught with consignments of two suitcases containing $1.4m each, totaling $2.8m, at the departure lounge of the airport while about to board an Arik Air evening flight to Lagos.
The suspects, during interrogation, 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 (name undisclosed), located at New Market, Onitsha, Anambra State, when they were caught, adding that they had so far carried out such assignments “four times this year.”
The EFCC spokesman, Mr. Tony Orilade, said that useful information, are being gathered from them and will be arraigned soon,
The Punch hinted that the EFCC arrested a Lebanese named Abbas Lakis with different foreign currencies valued at N940m at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, following intelligence report that he was conveying undeclared huge sums of money aboard the Egypt Airline bringing him from the Kano Airport en route Lebanon.