Sunday 13 January 2013

Passenger Nabbed At MMIA Lagos With $767,500

Aviation Nigeria

A passenger was again arrested, Friday, by the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) for being in possession of $767, 500, the source of which he could not disclose.

The passenger, identified as Yusuf Taofeeq Olanrewaju with passport number A03758685, was arrested while trying to board an Emirates Airline flight EK782 to Hong Kong via Dubai, UAE.

Olanrewaju, who was discovered to be a frequent traveler, and the money found on him,  were later handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for further investigation.

NCS Public Relations Officer at the airport, Mrs. Thelma Williams,  said though Olanrewaju declared the money found on him  on the prescribed forms CDF1A and CDF1B, he could not explain satisfactorily how he got the money. Further investigations, according to Williams, disclosed that he had a record of travelling with huge amounts of money.

“ Upon investigation, the passenger , Yusuf Taofeeq Olarewaju, was noted as a frequent traveler and was found with some currency as follows: On April 27, 2012, he was found with $182,000 , which he took to Hong Kong. On May, 26, 2012, he traveled with $228, 000 to Hong Kong. 

“On July, 21, 2012, he traveled with $395, 000 to Hong Kong. On September 15, 2012, he traveled with $525, 000 to Hong Kong. On November 3, 2012, he traveled with $10, 000 to China. And this present case, January, 10, 2013, when he traveled with $767,500 to Hong Kong,” the Customs spokesperson explained.



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