EFCC pursues church for allegedly accepting N7 billion in proceeds from fraudulent activities

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The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede, disclosed that the anti-graft agency traced N7bn, suspected to be money laundering proceeds, to a religious organization.

He also revealed another religious group was found laundering money for terrorists. Olukoyede stated at a dialogue in Abuja that various religious entities in the country were aiding fraudsters and terrorists.

The EFCC discovered the N7bn in the bank account of a religious organization during an investigation into a N13bn fraud case. Despite a restraining order, the chairman vowed to recover the money through the court.

Additionally, the EFCC uncovered another religious body laundering money for a terrorist organization. Olukoyede affirmed a commitment to probe financial crimes, including those involving members of the executive, legislative, and judiciary arms of government.

The event aimed to address youth involvement in cybercrimes and explore the role of religion in their reorientation, with Vice President Kashim Shettima emphasizing the need to combat corruption among government officials and young people.

 

Dignitaries present included the Attorney General of the Federation, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), former Minister of Power, Babatunde Fashola, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, the Chairperson of the Nigeria Committee of Vice Chancellors, Prof. Lilian Salami, and the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede.

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