Abubakar Sheriff, Tijani, the 25-year old man who was arrested while trying to smuggle $7 million (about N1.1 billion) out of the Nigeria could not be arraigned this morning at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi as the court did not sit.
Sources at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had hinted that Tijani would be arraigned this morning but as at press time nothing was happening in the court.
Tijani was recently arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, on his way to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The suspect had allegedly declared that he was traveling with $4.5 million but when operatives of the EFCC screened him, $7 million was found on him. He was said to have confessed that he was hired by 20 people to ferry the money to Dubai.
EFCC sources said he will be arraigned for contravening section 12 of the Foreign Exchange (Monitoring and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act Cap F34 of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and Section 2(5) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 2011.