How EFCC intercepted N49 million stashed in sacks at Kaduna airport

Photo of the N49 million cash intercepted at Kaduna International Airport, being displayed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, at their Kaduna Zonal Office on Tuesday.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office has intercepted an undeclared sum of N49 million at the Kaduna International Airport.

Ibrahim Bappa, the Kaduna zonal head of the EFCC, while addressing journalists on Tuesday in Kaduna, said the money was stashed in five large 150 kilogramme coloured sacks ,following an intelligence report received by the zone.

He said during a routine baggage screening of supposed check-in baggage, 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,” the zonal head said.

Mr. Bappa said the operatives later found out that the suspect had fled the airport vicinity leaving the sacks behind.

He said upon scrutiny of the contents of the sack, it was discovered that they contained fresh crispy naira notes of N200 denomination in 200 bundles totalling N40 million and N50 denomination in 180 bundles totalling N9 million.

The bundles had seals that showed they may have emanated from the Nigeria Security Printing and Minting Company.

“Investigation into the case is on top gear with a view to identifying owner and apprehending all those behind the crimes,” he added.

The Kaduna airport has become busy since the federal government last week closed the Abuja airport. All air passengers travelling to and from Abuja have to use the Kaduna airport for the next six weeks.


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  • new republic

    Hausa will let their brother escape like boko haram,that always escape in army barracks,what a country

    • Tommy Soto


      How do you know and where did the news story state that the suspect was Hausa?

      Tribalism and bigotry need to take a rest in 2017!


      Muslims compose roughly 60% of the population and Christians constitute roughly 40% of the population.

    • Julius

      What has your irrelevant rant got to do with the topic ? The money was detected and in custody. ..right ?

  • Frank Bassey

    EFCC continue deceiving yourselves.

    • Hassan

      Are u part of the thieves?

    • Julius

      why would you say that ?

  • Rommel

    This is very serious,a full house investigation must be opened about this and pls premium Times should be on this story like rash

  • Curtx Maccido

    look and feel strange…..something about this news is FAKE

  • Julius

    Look ooo, they’ve turned the country into a money laundry haven !!. I bet he/they have done this before without being detected. Nothing in this country surprises me anymore .

  • isaac

    “And he disappeared into thin air” indeed. We are not fools please.