The suspect, Khalil Bashir Lawal
A Uganda-bound traveller, Khalil Bashir Lawal,has been apprehended by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, with 576 Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards.
The commission, in a statement by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, on Tuesday, said the fresh arrest came barely two hours after securing the conviction of three suspects arrested with 1,144 ATM cards at the same airport.
The suspect, Khalil Bashir Lawal, was intercepted on Monday, December 20, 2021, by operatives of the commission in collaboration with Nigeria Aviation security and Nigeria Customs Service under the aegis of Special Task Force on Money Laundering.
Upon his arrest, it was discovered that Khalil, who was traveling to Uganda with Ethiopian Airline had concealed 576 ATM cards bearing different names and banks in his luggage. A statement by EFCC said the suspect will be charged to court as soon as the investigation was concluded.