The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Saturday said it had arrested a 34-year-old man, (name withheld)
suspected to be working
for an international criminal organisation.
The agency said
through a statement by its Head of Public Affairs, Ofoyeju Mitchell,
that the suspect was in possession of 108 automatic teller machine (ATM)
According to the agency, the arrest took place at
the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos while the
suspect was attempting to board a Qatar Airline flight to China.
“The debit cards belong to five commercial banks,” the agency said.
quoted its commander at the Lagos airport, Mr Ahmadu Garba, as saying
that the suspect was arrested in connection with alleged money
The agency also added that the suspect was immediately
transferred to the Assets and Financial Investigation Directorate of
the Agency for investigation.
“First City Monument Bank (FCMB) had
the highest number of cards with 58. Stanbic IBC Bank has 23 cards,
Zenith Bank 19, Fidelity Bank 6 and Diamond Bank 2.
Egbase, the Director of Assets and Financial Investigation, said that
the Agency had established a prima facie case of financial crime against
the suspect,” it said.
It said that the Chairman/Chief Executive
of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade, had ordered the transfer of the case to the
EFCC for further investigation.
The agency quoted the suspect as saying in his statement that he was asked to take the cards to China.
Source: PM News