The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) has commenced probe of a suspected fraudster, Ishaq Abubakar.
He was nabbed for concealing 2,886 Automated Teller Machine(ATM) playing cards and 4 Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) playing cards in noodles.
Abubakar was handed over to the EFCC by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Thursday.
He was arrested Customs officers on the Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport, Lagos, on his technique to Dubai.
Deputy Comptroller, Enforcement, Abudulmumuni Bako, revealed how the suspect was nabbed
Represented by Customs Space Comptroller, A. Ma’aji, Bako mentioned the suspect, who claimed to have come from Kano to journey to Dubai aboard the Emirate Evacuation flight, was seen with somebody assigned to facilitate his motion by means of the airport checks.
“This raised the suspicion of the officers who insisted he needs to be bodily and completely checked after the scan machine had revealed he was carrying parks of noodles”, he mentioned.
EFCC Lagos zonal head, AbdulRasheed Bawa, assured of a radical investigation.
“On behalf of the Fee and the performing Chairman, Mr. Muhammed Umar, we’ve got taken over Ishaq, and I can guarantee you that we’re going to examine the matter completely and unveil everyone concerned within the syndicate.
“There are a variety of prospects. There is a component of conspiracy, international change (FOREX) malpractices and cash laundering. Certainly, banks and bankers are undoubtedly concerned.”
The official mentioned there was risk of the suspect being a member of a community.
“In latest months, we’ve got noticed a pattern by which unsuspecting Nigerians are lured into opening accounts to be purchased at a charge. Most bankers will not be finishing up their duties with due diligence, significantly the Know Your Clients, KYC, procedural test”, he decried.