Tuesday, October 2, 2012

EFCC nabs two with N158m at Kano, Lagos airports

Two men are now helping Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, operatives with information on how they came by a the sum of $986,000 (N157.7 million) found on them at Lagos and Kano International airports.

The duo, Nkem Sebastian and Alhaji Tasiu Ilu Kura, were arrested in separate operations on Saturday and Sunday as they were about to board their flights to Dubai, United Arab Emirate.

An EFCC source told Vanguard that Kura, a businessman from Kura Local Government in Kano State, was nabbed with the sum of $700,000 while Sebastian was arrested with $286,000 in Lagos.

The two arrests are coming barely 48 hours after the commission took into custody, one Abubalkar Tijani Sherif with over $7 million at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

The 24-year-old suspected currency smuggler, was arrested by EFCC operatives as he was about to board a flight to the United Arab Emirates.

The source said that Sebastian had earlier declared that he only had $200,000 on him but additional $86,000 was found on him upon rigorous search by the operatives.

Similarly, Alhaji Tasiu Ilu Kura, a businessman, who carries a valid Niger Republic Passport with number 07PC61816, was arrested at the Aminu Kanu International Airport Kanu on Sunday with $700,000 ( about N112m) and taken into EFCC custody.

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