Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna zonal office, on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 intercepted the a sum of N49 million in five large black 150kg colored BUHU sacks following a tip off, a statement from the anti-graft agency says.
“During a routine baggage screening, five sacks were sighted unattended and without tags containing fresh bulk items suspected to be money,” Wilson Uwujaren, spokesperson for the EFCC said in an e-mail to The Trent.
“Upon examination, the bags were found to contain fresh crispy naira notes of N200 denomination in 20 bundles totaling forty million naira and N50 denomination in 180 bundles totaling nine million naira with seal purportedly emanating from the Nigeria Security and Minting Plc (NSPM) as seen in the labeled sealed packs.
“Investigation into the case is in top gear to unravel the culprits behind the attempted illegal movement of the cash.”
Below are photos from the agency showing the stacks of cash.
The EFCC, recently, reportedly uncovered a stash of $9.4 million cash in a property belonging to Andrew Yakubu, a former general manager of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.