The Nigeria Economic and Financial Crime Commission has arrested a Lebanese Abbas Lakis for money laundering. He was picked up at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja following an intelligent report that he had undeclared huge sums of money aboard the Egypt Airline from Kano Airport enroute Lebanon.
According to the EFCC head of media Tony Orilade Lakis will be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.
Abbas Lakis had in his luggage $2,104,936, E 163,000, 740 pounds, 144,000,680 Euros. Other currencies found with him Riyal 391, 838, CHF 3,420 and Lira 435: Euro 109,000 Lebanese pounds, Dirhams 10,135, 10,000 Chinese Yuan and Riyal 10 Qatar Riyal in his possession.