Barely forty hours after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC said it had intercepted about N15.5 bn from suspects in the last 11 months at the nation’s airports, one of the sons of the Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, has also been arrested by the anti-graft agency.
He was arrested around 12 midnight at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, MAKIA as he prepared to board an Egypt Air flight to Cairo.
Aminu Lamido was flagged after he declared $10,000 in his possession to agents of the Nigerian customs at the airport. However further checks by agents of the EFCC at the airport revealed that he was economical with the truth.
meanwhile, the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, who confirmed the arrest, has assured that Mr Aminu will be charged to court for money laundering.