EFCC To Arraign Man Caught Traveling To Dubai With $7.5m Cash

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said it is set to arraign Abubakar Tijani, a money smuggler arrested last month.

Tijani was arrested on September 27 at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos while carrying about $7.5 million cash on his way to Dubai, United Arabs Emirates. He will be arraigned at an Ikoyi Federal High Court on Friday.

The 25-year-old when arrested declared that he had the sum of $4.5 million on him, but thorough screening and search showed that he was actually carrying over $7 million, the EFCC said.

The accused confessed he was only helping twenty individuals who hired him as a courier to convey the money to Dubai.

The commission is yet to disclose who the true owners of the money are, however the commission says Tijani will be docked under Section 12 of the Foreign Exchange (Monitoring and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act Cap F34 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and section 2(5) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 2011.

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