EFCC, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission on Thursday intercepted the sum of $2.8million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport.
The suspected money launderers with this lump sum claimed to be taking the cash to Lagos for a particular bank and had done so four times in the in 2018 before EFCC finally caught them
Identified as Ighoh Augustine and Ezekwe Emmanuel, this suspects allegedly working for a company: Bankers Warehouse, were nabbed based on intelligence report. Upon their arrests, they were caught with consignments of two suitcases, containing $1.4 million each, totalling $2.8 million, at the departure lounge of the airport while about to board an Arik Air evening flight to Lagos. In their confession, the suspects made it clear 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 located at New Market, Onitsha, Anambra state, when they were clawed by the EFCC.
According to the EFCC, the suspects are presently giving useful information to operatives of the commission, after which will be and will be charged to court as soon as possible.