EFCC intercepts N54m cash at airport, probes six suspects

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has intercepted N54million at Maiduguri International Airport.

Also, four suspects and two Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are already under investigation in connection with the seized cash.

Those being investigated are Abdullahi Yarima, Francis Bako, Saraya Umaru, James K. Yadzugwa, Mercy Corps and Development Exchange Centre.

According to a document, the EFCC had acted on intelligence report which led to the cash mop- up at the airport.

The EFCC alleged that a BVN search on Mercy Corps indicated that it has 15 bank accounts with different Bank Verification Numbers (BVN).

Also a BVN search on Development Exchange Centre showed that it had 40 bank accounts with different Bank Verification Numbers.

The document said the anti-graft agency was probing alleged “cases of criminal conspiracy, money laundering and terrorist financing initiated following an intelligence report to the commission on the 18th March, 2019 against Mercy Corps and four others.”

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