Man With $1.1M Was Arrested At The Airport - Customs


Man With $1.1m Was Arrested At The Airport - Customs
The MMIA Command, Lagos, of the Nigeria Customs Service yesterday arrested a passenger with $1.1 million at the international wing of the Lagos Airport.

The passenger, identified as Professor Ofoegbu Charles Ononuju, allegedly claimed to be the director of AZ Petroleum. The professor was travelling with a passport with registration number A04008969.

According to the customs area comptroller, Mr. Eporwei Charles  Edike, the passenger declared the currency both on forms CDF1A and CDF1B, but claimed he was travelling with Kenya Airways  flight number QR542 to Kenya to solve a dispute with a Kenya community  over oil blocks .

Edike said the passenger and the currency had been handed over to officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for further investigation.

He explained that, in 2012, the Nigeria Customs Service, MMIA Command, intercepted over $12.1 million from 14 persons who tried to take money out of the country in contravention of extant regulations.
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