EFCC arrests man travelling to China for failing to declare $207,000

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested one Sani Abdullahi at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport over alleged money laundering.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested one Sani Abdullahi at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport over alleged money laundering.
Abdullahi was arrested during the screening of passengers boarding a China-bound Ethiopian Air from Kano.
He was alleged to have failed to fully declare the sum of $207,000 (N63,135,000) in his possession.
According to a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by EFCC’s spokesman, Tony Orilade, Abdullahi declared the sum of $86,000 (N26,230, 000) but concealed the sum of $121,000 (N36,905,000)
Orilade said the concealed amount was discovered after he was searched by operatives of the commission.
The offence is contrary to the Money Laundering Act 2011 (as amended).
Orilade, however, said the suspect had been granted administrative bail and would soon be charged to court.
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