By: Obidinma Ebuka.
A Nigerian traveller, Sabo Suleiman was nabbed by Customs Officials after he had concealed $184,800 and 1.7million Saudi Riyals(SAR) in diapers with the hope of evading the Airport Customs.
Suleiman’s Luck ran against him as he was arrested by the Kano, Jigawa Command of the Nigeria Customs Service.
Suleiman has since been handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for further investigation and subsequent charge.
The Command Comptroller, Mr Suleiman Umar, made this known while briefing the Press in Kano.
Umar said that Suleiman was arrested at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano.
”The suspect arrived on Ethiopian Airlines.
”The law in Nigeria mandates that every traveler who intend to travel with cash above 10,000dollars must declare it to the authorities. Suleiman failed to do.
”The suspect and the currencies have been handed to the Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for further investigation,” he said.
Mr Micheal Nzekwe, Deputy Zonal Coordinator of EFCC said the commission will begin investigation on the issue.
Nzekwe commended the existence of Pleasant collaboration between the Nigerian Customs Service and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. He pointed out that they all work toward a common goal.
“I assure you that we will investigate this matter and the intercepted currencies will be returned to the coffers of the Federal Government,” he said to news men.