JUST IN: EFCC unveils religious sect laundering money for terrorists – Chairman


The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede, disclosed that the anti-graft agency has identified a religious sect in Nigeria involved in laundering money for terrorists.

This revelation came as he disclosed that another religious institution was discovered to be shielding a money launderer, following the tracing of suspected laundered funds to the organization’s bank account.

The EFCC chairman made these revelations on Wednesday at the Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja during a one-day dialogue on “Youth, Religion, and the Fight against Corruption.”

He emphasized that various religious organizations, institutions, sects, and bodies have been implicated in money laundering activities.

Olukoyede said, “A religious sect in this country had been found to be laundering money for terrorists.”

Earlier, he noted, “We were able to trace some laundered money to a religious organisation, and when we apporached the religious organisation about it and we were carrying out our investigation, we got a restraining order stopping us from carrying out our investigation.”

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