Naira Abuse’: EFCC secures 31 convictions in Kano

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC says its operatives in Kano have secured the convictions of 31 individuals involved in illegal currency trading and abuse of the naira.

In a statement published on its official website, The anti-graft agency said the culprits were arrested by the special task force on illegal dealing and mishandling of the naira, between March and May 2024.

They added that the offenders were arrested at various locations in Kano including Wapa BDC market, Grand Central Hotel, and Lagos Street adjacent to the CBN office.

The anti-graft agency did not provide details of the sentence imposed by the court but however, stated that the offenders got jailed.

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Between March and May 2024, the Special Task Force instituted by the Executive Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ola Olukoyede cracked illegal dealing and mishandling of Nigeria’s currency and got 31 offenders jailed. The convicts include; Munkaila Sani, Mohammed Sani, Muhammad Tijjani, Abubakar Yakubu Garba, Umar Mohammed, Sadiq Ahmad, Amiru Ibrahim, Usman Mahmoud Aminu, Auwal Sharubutu, Abubakar Usman, Salisu Idris, Zarahdeen Sale, Yahaya Isa, Michael Oladipupo, Rose Mabe Akogu, Salako Gboyega, Muktari Haruna, Ibor Ibn Mohd, Onuche Attai, Ibitoye Olanrewaju, Matthew James, Isah Ahmad, Abdullahi Isah Musa, Sagir Musa, Murtala Gambo, Abdulrahman Hassan, Nazifi Musa Isah, Usman Muhd Muhd, Najeeb Abalan, Dickson Egbuka And Habib Abba.

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The convicts were arrested at various locations in Kano such as Wapa BDC Market, Grand Central Hotel, and Lagos Street adjacent to the Central Bank of Nigeria.





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