How religious sect is laundering money for terrorists — EFCC Chairman

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The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede, says the agency has uncovered a religious sect laundering money for t+rrorists.

Olukoyede, who made the revelation at a one-day dialogue on “Youth, Religion, and the Fight against Corruption.” on Wednesday in Abuja, also said N7 billion fraud proceeds was traced to another religious organisation.

He further said the EFCC had found religious organisations, institutions, sects and bodies culpable of money laundering in the country. Olukoyede said one of such religious bodies dr+gged the commission to court to protect its leader after laundered money was traced to its bank account.

The EFCC boss said the religious body got a court injunction restraining the commission from inviting, arresting or prosecuting its leader. “We will not give up on recovering the stolen funds.


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