EFCC arrests two at Enugu Airport for ‘carrying’ $2.8m cash for ‘some notable banks’

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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.


  1. John Ojekunle Reply

    What sorts of people fills these EFCC organization? What kind of untrained EFCC officials that does not know their rights from left that committed this kind of nonsence atrocity of arrests? How can you arrest people carrying out their legal and legitimate duty? These guys are a bonafide staff of Bankers warehouse, a financial service company in Nigeria which has been in existence over a period of time and had always been carrying out similar transaction for all the banks in Nigeria from one part of the country to the other. How then come this show of shame by these so-called EFCC officials? To this end, the company, Bankers Warehouse must sue the EFCC and those individual officials heavily for wrongly obstructing their legal business, causing delay in delivery to their clients and thereby causing a breach of contract between them and their client. They should also sue the EFCC and those officials for defamation of character tarnishing their image of their staff internationally. Also, Union Bank must heavily sue the same EFCC for deliberately causing a big delay in the delivery of their luggage and obstructing their legal business, and causing friction between their clients and customers.
    Those yeye officials must be taught a bitter lesson to serve as deterrent to other gullible and overzealous EFCC officials, that will leave the substance and be chasing shadows. They will leave the Elephant and be running after ants. What a shame! Additionally, EFCC must publicly recant their earlier statement and their public announcements on all the media houses and on social media and tendered an unreserved apology to those two arrested BW staff, then to the BW itself and then to Union Bank. We are waiting for this to be done urgently. Bankers Warehouse and Union Bank must not take this lightly. Period.

    • Nwabueze Ngozi Nonye Reply

      You said it all OJ, God bless you. We are waiting for Union bank Plc and bankers warehouse for thire action.

  2. Mr Ojobo from Onitsha Reply

    What a character assassination on these staff of a registered company BW. These incompetent efcc staff has to pay for the shame mitted on these BW staff. This shows how those efcc staff were recruited, capable graduates are on okada/achaba business regretting going to school, and those illiterats are employed into such FGN job. Union bank efcc arm take this serious on those ur colleagues.

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