In what can be described as another huge success for the agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has intercepted five sacks containing N49m at the Kaduna International Airport following a tip off.
Disclosing this to newsmen on Tuesday at the agency’s Kaduna Zonal office, Ibrahim Bappa said that the notes recovered were wrapped in Nigerian Security and Minting Plc (NSPM) labels.
“The report which was made at about 8pm stated that during the routine baggage screening of supposed check in baggage, five sacks were sighted unattended to and without tags containing fresh bulk items suspected to be money from the aroma perceived from the sacks. The owner of the money later showed up but couldn’t state the exact money in the sacks or present document authenticating the genesis of the monies,” he said.
Speaking further, he said that the individual who failed to give concrete explanation, disappeared before the arrival of EFCC operatives.
Bappa said that the sacks were found to contain 200 bundles of N200 notes totaling N40m and 180 bundles of N50 notes totaling N9m.
The recovered money was handed over to officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for custody in EFCC’s recovery account.