EFCC Nabs 13 Fake BDC Operators in Lagos

Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested thirteen fake Bureau-de-Change operators in Lagos.

The operators, according to the EFCC statement on Wednesday, were arrested for operating BDC without an appropriate licence.

The suspects are Abdulahi Musa, Garba Abdullahi, Dauda Hussaini, Jubril Musa, Abdulwaheed Iliyasu and Abubakar Mohammed.

Others are Umar Saidu, Nurudeen AbdulAzeez, Hamidu Usman, Yusuf Isa, Musa Ishaka, Liman Makki and Idris Mohammed.:

Also, a suspected currency racketeer, Kafayat Lateef was arrested for alleged involvement in the sale of the Naira notes in different denominations.

“They were arrested during sting operations by EFCC’s operatives between May 10 and 13, 2024 at different parts of Lagos, following credible intelligence received by the Commission about their illicit business activities,” the statement added.

The statement added that a suspected currency racketeer, Kafayat Lateef, was arrested for alleged involvement in the sale of the Naira notes in different denominations.

“A sum of N2,100,000 was recovered from her at the point of arrest.

The suspects will soon be charged in court as soon as investigations are concluded.

Punch / Arafat Ayofe

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *