The Area Controller of the Nigeria Customs Service in Kano, Comptroller S.P Umar, has handed over a money-laundering suspect, Abubakar Sale, to the Head of Kano Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mualledi Farouq Dogondaji, for further investigation and possible prosecution.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, on Wednesday.
Speaking at the ceremony at the Customs Area Command in Kano on Wednesday, Umar disclosed that the suspect was arrested by officers of the Nigeria Customs at the Malam Aminu Kano Airport while attempting to board an Ethiopian Airline flight to Turkey.
Upon Sale’s arrest, he was discovered to be carrying 54 pieces of ATM cards of different banks, bearing various names.
On receiving the suspect, Dogondaji commended the gesture by the Nigeria Customs in ensuring continuous partnership with the Commission.
He assured of proper investigation, adding that the Commission will communicate the outcome of the investigation and possible prosecution to the Customs Service.