Tuesday, 26 March 2013

EFCC Arraigns Man for $40, 050 Cash Smuggling

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, March 25, 2013 arraigned one Mr Femi Esho before Justice A. R. Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on a one count charge of illegally trying to transport the sum of forty thousand and fifty United States Dollars ($40,050) from Nigeria to Istanbul, Turkey. The accused was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport with excess $40,050.00 after declaring only $5,000 to security personnel.

Esho pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.

 Justice Mohammed granted bail to the accused person in the sum of forty thousand US Dollars and one surety in like sum. The surety must be a civil servant with either the federal, state or local government.

The case has been adjourned for May 9, 2013 for trial.

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