The (EFCC) has arrested a 24 year-old Nigerian, for attempting to travel with the sum of $7 million (N1, 120,000billion).
He was arrested at the , Lagos as he was trying to travel to Dubai aboard a United Arab Emirates flight on Thursday.
After his arrest, he said that he had a total sum of $4.5million. But when he was thouroughly searched, he was found to have $7,049,444 on him.
He later confessed that he was a courier for 20 individuals who hired him to take the money for them to Dubai. Authorities said that the money was proceeds from illegal deals and he is a suspected money laundering courier. He has already mentioned 20 prominent Nigerians who are the owners of the money.
The EFCC in a statement released by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren to Sahara Reporters yesterday said that
He is now being detained at the EFCC’s holding facility in Lagos pending his arraignment in court.