Money Laundering: EFCC nabs Lebanese in Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a Lebanese, Abbas Lakis, for alleged money laundering in Abuja on Friday.

A statement by the Acting Head of Media of the EFCC, Tony Orilade, said Lakis was arrested with different foreign currencies amounting to N940 million at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Orilade stated that the arrest was a sequel to an intelligence report that he had on him, undeclared huge sums of monies aboard an Egypt Airline bringing him from the Kano Airport en route Lebanon.

At the point of arrest, a thorough search on his luggage, uncovered $2,104,936, £163,740, €144,680 and Riyal 391,838.

Other currencies allegedly recovered from him 3,420 Swiss Franc, Lira 435, £109,000 Lebanese Pounds, UAE Dirhams 10,135, Chinese ¥10,000 and ten Qatari Riyal

According to the commission’s spokesman, the suspect would soon be charged as soon as investigations were concluded.

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