EFCC EXPOSES RELIGIOUS GROUPS INVOLVED IN MONEY LAUNDERING, SUPPORT FOR TERRORISTS

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EFCC EXPOSES RELIGIOUS GROUPS INVOLVED IN MONEY LAUNDERING, SUPPORT FOR TERRORISTS

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

This revelation came to light during a one-day dialogue on “Youth, Religion, and the Fight against Corruption” at the Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja on Wednesday.

Olukoyede also disclosed another shocking finding where a different religious body was identified as harbouring a money launderer.

The investigation revealed that funds suspected to be laundered were traced to the bank account of this religious organization.

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

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

Highlighting a disturbing incident, he mentioned, “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.”

About Dons Eze

DONS EZE, PhD, Political Philosopher and Journalist of over four decades standing, worked in several newspaper houses across the country, and rose to the positions of Editor and General Manager. A UNESCO Fellow in Journalism, Dr. Dons Eze, a prolific writer and author of many books, attended several courses on Journalism and Communication in both Nigeria and overseas, including a Postgraduate Course on Journalism at Warsaw, Poland; Strategic Communication and Practical Communication Approach at RIPA International, London, the United Kingdom, among others.

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