Nigerian Professor Charles Ofoegbu Arrested With 1.1 Million Dollars @ Lagos Airport


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Feb 21, 2013 – Nigerian Professor Ofoegbu Charles Ononuju Arrested With $1.1 Million Dollars @ Lagos International Airport

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Muritala Muhammed Airport Command had on Wednesday intercepted a Nigerian Professor, carrying $1.1 million on his way to Kenya at the international wing of the Lagos Airport.

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

The Customs Area Comptroller at the airport, Charles Edike, told newsmen in Lagos that the Professor had been handed to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for further investigations.

He said that although the Professor declared the money to customs officers at the airport, “the source of the money was not clear.

“He claimed to be the director of a company, AZ Petroleum. He said he was carrying the money to Kenya to settle a dispute with a community over oil

“We were not comfortable with what he said, we have handed him over to the EFCC.”

Edike further 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.

Mr. Edike said the command generated N35 billion in 2012 as against N34 billion in 2011.

“Although we had more cargos in 2011, we generated more revenue in 2012,” he said.

“This was based on our insistence that every waybill must be accounted for.”

[By DailyPost]


10 thoughts on “Nigerian Professor Charles Ofoegbu Arrested With 1.1 Million Dollars @ Lagos Airport

  1. So prof we are dying of hunger here u wan 2go kenya 2establish business abi, no wonda why cant u establish dat money in ur state and reduce dis high rate of unemployment in dis country, nawaooo.

  2. why arresting him with his money all Nigerians are money lounderer so, that’s his owm opportunity allow him to go.

  3. trading in oil n gas gives u money u cant imagine. if he decides to use his hard earned money to do stuff, i dnt c how its any bodys issue.

  4. The media can make a big fuss out of nothing.they failed to inform us if the efcc seized the money or if his claims were actually true.the first thing you should do before judging is googleing the person’s name.i just did n he truly is the executive director of az oil n a professor of geo physic

  5. Too many fools in Nigeria. The man works for my uncle, Chief A.C. Okafor and the customs that arrested him are just like the fools talking trash here. They think every Nigerian is a criminal. He wouldn’t declare the money on the customs for if he was hiding anything.

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