On Tuesday in Kaduna, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) intercepted the sum of N49million at the Kaduna International Airport.
The money was in new naira notes of N200 denomination in 200 bundles totaling N40million and N50 denomination in 180 bundles totaling N9million.
According to the Kaduna Zonal Head of the anti graft, Mr. Ibrahim Bappa, the money was stashed in five large 150 kg coloured sacks.
Reports shows that the bundles had seals that showed they may have emerged from the Nigeria Security Printing and Minting Company.
He added further that during the routine baggage screening, the five bags were sighted unattended to and without tags, “containing fresh bulk items suspected to be money from the aroma perceived from the sack.
“The owner of the money later showed up but couldn’t state the exact money in the sack or present any document authenticating the genesis of the money.
“However, his inability to give any concrete explanation made him become uncomfortable and he disappeared into thin air before the arrival of EFCC operatives,” Mr. Bappa said.
The suspect reportedly fled the airport area, abandoning the money behind.
“Investigation into the case is on top gear with a view to identifying owner and apprehending all those behind the crimes,” he added