Wednesday 31 January 2024

EFCC Reveal A Religious Sect Laundering Money For Terrorist



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman, Ola Olukoyede, has confirmed that the agency’s operatives uncovered a religious sect laundering money for terrórists in Nigeria.

Olukoyede said this on Wednesday at the Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, during a one-day dialogue on “Youth, Religion, and the Fight against Corruption.”

The EFCC boss revealed that another religious body was found to be protecting a money launderer after some money suspected to have been laundered was traced to the organisation’s bank account.

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

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

There have been several claims that persistent terrórists actions disturbing the peace of Nigeria and other neighbouring countries are connected to religious activities.

It was reported how terrorists attacked both churches and mosques in Nigeria.

For instance, In June 2022, a church in Ondo State was attacked by terrorists, with scores of people kîlled while many were injúred.

The incident occurred at St Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

Many members of the congregation were shót and slaúghtered.

It was also reported how terrórists locally dubbed as bàndits attacked worshippers in a Mosque at Saya-Saya village in Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna State, kîlling seven people.

Five of the victims were gunned down in the mosque, while the remaining two other victims were kílled at different locations within the area.


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