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Nigerian Man Arrested With $456,000 Cash At Lagos Airport

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Nigerian Man Arrested With $456,000 Cash At Lagos Airport

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Dec 25, 2012 – Nigerian Man Arrested With $456,000 Dollar Cash At Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos

The Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Command of the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, Monday arrested a passenger, Mr. Ikebude Akoma, with $456,000 during the outward clearance of passengers of Qatar Airways flight to China en route Doha.

Speaking on the arrest, the Public Relations Officer of the Airport Command of Nigeria Customs Service, Mrs. Thelma Williams said that the passenger was apprehended for not being able to explain to the Customs authorities the source of the foreign currency with either bureau de change or bank slip which was a prerequisite for a proper documentation of the currency.

Mrs. Williams noted further that the passenger with the passport number A04073478, was arrested at the ‘E’ wing section of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport screening hall from where he was interrogated by officials on duty before being handed over the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

According to her, the passenger was guilty of the law for his inability to convince relevant authorities over the source of the money as well as his defiance of rules concerning the movement of huge sum of foreign currency outside the country.

She said: ”During the outward clearance of Qatar Airways flight to China via Doha, our officials reported that one passenger identified as Ikebude Akome with passport number A04073478 declared f$456,000 at E Wing screening hall of the Lagos Airport.

“On further investigation, it was discovered that the passenger had no proper document like the bureau de change or bank slip.” she added.

Williams, however, pointed out that the passenger had been handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for further investigations and necessary actions.




  1. Adetayo

    December 25, 2012 at 8:02 AM

    Nawa ooo! Since efcc no hold subsidy thiefs again, na dis chicken self efort money makek dem com hold

  2. Austine

    December 25, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Abeg free th guy jor…afta u’ve apprehended plz also go nd arest dose in public offices cuz they ar worst dan dat man

  3. Orewole sunday peter

    December 25, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    The man arrested at Airport, it’s because of xmas, make him steal.

  4. Demo Bangkok

    December 25, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    Nawa ooooo, Cant you hear where this man is going? China, you should know hes going there for busniess, its might just be like the man is not well Educated he could have declare the money at the Airport, i think its better you free him and leave him, beside hes not going to swisszerland or other any E.U,continent…..Leave the man ooo, GO AFTER OUR POLITICIANS WHO STEAL BILLIONS.

  5. DAVID

    December 25, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    live that man alone and face reality. the politicians are there sharing our money day by day .go for the politicians first.

  6. chris

    December 25, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    Is he anybody in goverment. I know being that he don’t hav any in gov he has steal but if he has sombody then it is for treatment outside. Tyrany leaders

  7. Jennifer

    December 26, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    Abeg mk na leave dat guy

  8. Tandori

    September 8, 2013 at 1:59 AM

    This is too much now what is he going to do with all of that?

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