EFCC intercepts $2.8 Million cash at Akanu Ibiam International Airport

The EFCC has intercepted  $2.8 Million cash at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, from two suspected money launderers.

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The suspects identified as Ighoh Augustine and Ezekwe Emmanuel, were arrested following an intelligence report. The two suspected money launderers who work for a company: Bankers Warehouse, were arrested 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.

The official statement from the anti-graft agency reads;

EFCC Intercepts $2.8 Million cash at Airport

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu Zonal Office, on Thursday, December 20, 2018, intercepted $2.8million (Two Million, Eight Hundred Thousand United State Dollars), from two people, suspected to be money launderers, at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

The suspects, namely Ighoh Augustine and Ezekwe Emmanuel, 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.

During interrogation, the suspects confessed 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 Union Bank Plc, located at New Market, Onitsha, Anambra State, when they were caught.

The suspects further confessed that they had so far carried out such assignments, “four times this year”.

They are presently giving useful information to operatives of the Commission, and will be charged to court soon.

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239 Comments

  1. wow.where did they get that money.please do investigation and show them to court.that money is too much

  2. Waoa this is good, EFCC are really at work, let them face there punish after investigating them thoroughly

  3. Haba!!!! So much money and the civil servants are crying. Thank God they have been captured let their be proper investigation. Please this money should not go missing too.

  4. Haba!!!! So much money and the civil servants are crying. Thank God they have been captured let their be proper investigation. Please this money should not go missing too.

  5. Look where our money in the country are hiding. The EFCC should do adequate investigation to get to the root of the matter. This money most go back to the country account to improve our country.

  6. I don’t believe what they say about the money, because I don’t think people still move genuine money in this form for this modern age.

  7. Are the banks trying to hide the money?.
    Kudos to the EFCC for catching them, they should try and find out the reason why the bank is illegally transporting such amount of money.

  8. Omg,and we are here crying while some have such a huge amount, their should be proper investigation maybe so many other things to unveil

  9. Looters in the guise of efcc. What happened to the ones recovered so far, especially, that of Ikoyi?

  10. This is good news,efcc is trying, they know what to do with the money, they are our official, this is good news

  11. They should keep a close eye on them, to avoid their been killed. Let them be pressured to give more details about their co horts

  12. EFCC are trying but my issue is that the government won’t give account of what the money are used for

  13. This one they involved union bank, wahala dey ooh. Will the bank be apprehended as well. Where they not working for them?

  14. That’s a good one, EFCC is really up and doing now but my question is, all these money being intercepted, who is it been handed over to?

  15. Imagine that huge amount in cash! I implore EFCC to investigate further as I’m sure these launderers have some big weights behind them

  16. Why on earth will human being be a tool or channel of conveying money,and banks are even involved in this situation,i hope the investigations yiled a good result

  17. The get-rich-or-die-trying syndrome.

    What a bitter way to learn a simple lesson. Patience is virtue.

  18. Story for the gods. So after that what happens next to the money? After now we will not hear anything about it again.

  19. It’s not only these persons that contributes to Nigeria poverty but people within the government even the efcc themselves

  20. Good job, well done to the EFCC, please this money is too much, you want to finish Nigeria. no matter what you do, I will make it

  21. Wow! good job EFCC. This show that you guys are more effective now. I think that all this money EFCC is recovering this days should be use to empower the youth as we are the future of this country.

  22. Even if they collect the money and charged to court the money will still go to hands of the Criminals in our midst. May God help us in this our nation Nigeria. The poor are getting poorer while the rich getting reacher

  23. Nigerians keep crying everyday still some animals don’t care about it.
    Every time stealing money is now the ringing tone of Nigerian.

  24. Why carrying so much money like This? This is money laundering.they will be investigated..whosoever sent them will be at 1 corner watching.. maybe they hav been doing it.their cup is full now.

  25. Wow! EFCC are doing great work now a days may God continue to bless your efforts. Those two man should be change to court for proper prosecute

  26. Wow! EFCC are doing great work now a days may God continue to bless your efforts. Those two man should be change to court for proper prosecute. Let’s know wer they see such huge amount of money.

  27. oooooh my God.. see money. so, these people wanna carry the money. thank God they are caught ,,,..
    but i want EFCC to be capturing politicians

  28. The wicked must not go unpunished, many are suffering but those so called dubious ones are laundering the country wealth away for their selfish use . what is the name of the company?

  29. Good one. If things continue like this probably the crime rate in the country will be reduced. Thanks for the job well-done EFCC

  30. This is a great job well done by EFCC for haunting the money launderers down before escaping. What is left now is to know how comes, where to and where from.

  31. Gosshh…..$2.8 million? Man, this is way too much!…but proper investigation should be done before prosecuting them. Thanks to those who caught them.

  32. there is no limit to power of greedy ness only two people with $2.8 billon is that not the highest greedy ness

  33. I’m so impressed with the kind of good positive news I read this days about EFCC. If they have been this effective, I think Nigeria would have been a better country and less corrupt practices. More investigation must be carried out to get to the root of this case and fish out other culprits and accomplices. Let the law take its course on them.

  34. This is quite a huge sum o. The bank involved should be questioned too. Everyone involved in this case should also be punished.

  35. Xo much mini!!!, Efcc u ppl are really trying this time around, klp it up…dey should b charge to court immediately

  36. The EFCC should do adequate investigation to get to the root of the matter. This money most go back to the country account to improve our country.

  37. What kind of bank is Bankers Warehouse, I’ve not heard of the bank before. Well, thank God they”ve being nabbed. They will surely confess how they have being doing their business

  38. Nice one. I think the corruption agency is doing a great job here. Most especially the whistle-blower also did a great job. This will give others a good thought too

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