Man Caught With US$2,198,900 At Lagos Airport

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has said it
has intercepted a man carrying US$2,198,900 at the domestic wing of the Murtala
Mohammed Airport in Lagos on his way to Abuja. In a statement today, the agency said that one John Ibiteye,
46, is being investigated in connection with the suspected money laundering
case.

The man however defended himself saying he is a Bureau De
Change operator.

“I used to work for Ebi Bureau De Change at the Federal
Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja before I established my company with the name
ND&C Global Investment Limited which is yet to be fully registered with the
Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). One of my clients, Dr. Martins Olufemi
Thomas gave me the said amount to take to Abuja. I was arrested by NDLEA
officers while checking-in the money at MM2 on my way to Abuja”, he said.
The NDLEA Chairman, Ahmadu Giade however disclosed that the
suspect and the cash would be transferred to the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission for further action.

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