Details Of N49m Impounded At Kaduna Airport By EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday impounded N49m abandoned in five sacks at the Kaduna International Airport.

The owner of the money is suspected to have attempted to smuggle it out of the country.

The EFCC said in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, that the bags were left unattended to and without tags.

Upon examination, the bags were found to contain crispy naira notes with seals "emanating" from the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Plc seen on the packs.

The statement by EFCC read in part, “Operatives of the EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office, on Tuesday, intercepted the sum of N49m in five large black 150kg sacks following a tip-off.

“During a routine baggage screening, five sacks were sighted unattended to and without tags; they contained fresh bulk items suspected to be money.

“Upon examination, the bags were found to contain crispy naira notes of N200 denomination in 20 bundles totalling N40m and N50 denomination in 180 bundles totalling N9m with seals purportedly emanating from the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Plc seen on the packs.”

The EFCC added that investigations into the matter had commenced to identify the culprits.

The Head of the EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office, Mr. Ibrahim Bappah, who spoke on the discovery, told newsmen that the money was found at the baggage check-in of the Kaduna International Airport, ready to be taken out of the country.

Bappah said the discovery of the cash was made possible via a tip-off, prompting the operatives of the anti-graft agency to intercept the money.

Explaining that the owner of the cash initially showed up, Bappah said the owner, whose name was not given to journalists, could not authenticate the amount in the sacks and disappeared before EFCC officials arrived at the scene.

He said the agency would begin investigation to know the source of the money and its real owner.

EFCC said the man's “inability to give any concrete explanation made him become uncomfortable and he disappeared into thin air before the arrival of EFCC operatives.”


  1. Nigeria my beloved country, though your libration from the power that be may tarry, lo and behold, it will surely come.

  2. Hassan Aderemi15 March, 2017 08:24

    If the source of the money is legitimate, we expect the real owner to show up.

  3. No need for investigation, we have our money back.

  4. Oya efcc investigate and let us know who it belongs to

  5. I tire !...

    HOw can I be here complaining of money and it is being looted with impunity....

  6. Everywhere is thief in Nigeria

  7. God will continue to expose those criminals who don't want Nigeria to grow.

  8. thieves full naija! EFCC i trust you guys to uncover the actual owner of the cash..corruption is really eating deep into our society..serious bad news

  9. The source of the money is so not legitimate that's why the person disappeared into thin air na. The fear of Efcc in Nigeria.

  10. Oladimeji Seun15 March, 2017 10:45

    Na so dem they carry our money to abroad o.God catch this one.

  11. We need to rebrand our minds set, especially politrictians and evil servants. These looting is becoming unbearable.

  12. God save us from enemies from within

  13. That money must be a stolen money, that is why the man escaped

  14. Kudos to u
    More grease to ur elbows
    There she be a pat on d bk of d operatives for S job well done.


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