The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, will on Friday October 19, 2012 arraign Abubakar Sheriff Tijjani, a bulk cash smuggler intercepted with $7,049.444(Seven million, Forty Nine Thousand, Four Hundred and Forty Four United States Dollars) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos on Thursday, 27 September, 2012, by Operatives of the Commission, on his way to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
He will be arraigned at a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos.
When the 25 year-old suspect was arrested, he declared that he had a total sum of $4.5million on him but thorough screening and search showed that he was actually carrying $7,049,444. He confessed that he was a courier for twenty individuals who hired him to convey the money to Dubai .
Sheriff 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.
Ag. Head, Media & Publicity
18th October, 2012