2 Men Arrested With N158 Million At Lagos & Kano Airports

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Two men are now helping

Economic and Financial

Crimes Commission, EFCC,

operatives with information

on how they came by a the

sum of $986,000 (N157.7

million) found on them at

Lagos and Kano International


The duo, Nkem Sebastian and

Alhaji Tasiu Ilu Kura, were

arrested in separate operations

on Saturday and Sunday as

they were about to board their

flights to Dubai, United Arab Emirate.

An EFCC said that Kura, a

businessman from Kura Local

Government in Kano State,

was nabbed with the sum of

$700,000 while Sebastian was

arrested with $286,000 in


The two arrests are coming

barely 48 hours after the

commission took into

custody, one Abubalkar Tijani

Sherif with over $7 million at

the Murtala Mohammed

International Airport, Lagos.

The 24-year-old suspected

currency smuggler, was

arrested by EFCC operatives as

he was about to board a flight

to the United Arab Emirates.

The source said that Sebastian

had earlier declared that he

only had $200,000 on him but

additional $86,000 was found

on him upon rigorous search by

the operatives.

Similarly, Alhaji Tasiu Ilu

Kura, a businessman, who

carries a valid Niger Republic

Passport with number

07PC61816, was arrested at

the Aminu Kanu International

Airport Kanu on Sunday with

$700,000 ( about N112m) and

taken into EFCC custody.



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