Chairman of Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede, has stated that the agency has discovered a religious group assisting terrorists to launder money in the country.
Olukoyede who was speaking, on Wednesday, at the Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, during a one-day dialogue on “Youth, Religion, and the Fight against Corruption," revealed that the agency has been able to identify religious sects working closely for terrorist groups and fraudsters.
He stated that “A religious sect in this country was laundering money for terrorists.”
“We were able to trace some laundered money to a religious organization, and when we approached the religious organization about it and we were carrying out our investigation, we got a restraining order stopping us from carrying out our investigation."
The EFCC Chairman also revealed that another religious group was caught by the agency harboring a money launderer when the agency launched a full-scale investigation into an N13 Billion fraud against a fraudster.
Olukoyede said, "The EFCC was investigating a N13 billion fraud case when it discovered N7 billion linked to a religious body."
He also disclosed that since he assumed office as the Chairman of the anti-graft agency, 747 convictions have been made, and most of them are internet fraudsters.
The program was organized to encourage religious bodies to use their platforms to reduce internet fraud among Nigerian youths.
revealed that since he assumed office as the EFCC chairman about three months ago, the commission has secured 747 convictions.
Tag: EFCC Unveils Religious Group Laundering Money for Terrorists Traces Stolen N7bn to Another Religious Body
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Published 1/31/2024 4:33:55 PM