The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has disclosed a groundbreaking discovery of how a religious sect in Nigeria is laundering money for terrorists.
EFCC chairman, Ola Olukoyede, made this known on Wednesday while during a one-day dialogue on “Youth, Religion, and the Fight against Corruption” at the Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja.
Olukayode revealed that the anti-graft agency discovered another religious body protecting a money launderer after some money suspected to have been laundered was traced to the organisation’s bank account.
He 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 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.”
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