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EFCC arrests man over undeclared $207,000 at Kano Airport

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kano State zonal office has arrested one Sani Abdullahi, at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, for alleged money laundering offence.


Abdullahi was arrested on December 31, 2018 on board Ethiopian Air enroute Kano to China for failing to fully declare the sum of $207,000 in his possession, to the authorities.

EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.


Orilade said, “He (Abdullahi) declared the sum of $86,000 (Eighty Six Thousand Dollars), but concealed the sum of $121,000 (One Hundred and Twenty One Thousand Dollars).

“The concealed sum was discovered after he was searched by operatives of the Commission. It is an offence contrary to the Money Laundering Act 2011 (as amended)”.

However, the suspect was said to have been granted administrative bail and would soon be charged to court.



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