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2 Men Arrested With N158 Million At Lagos & Kano Airports

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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Posted By kellychi On 03:00 Wed, 03 Oct 2012

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