The Joint Border Patrol Team, comprising the Nigeria Customs Service, the Nigeria Police, the Department of State Services, DSS, and the Nigerian Army, on Thursday, April 28, 2022, handed over the duo of Ismail Ajibade and John Adewumi, a Beninoise, who were arrested with $285,000( Two Hundred and Eighty-five Thousand Dollars) and CFA 18, 925,000( Eighteen Million Nine Hundred and Twenty-five CFA) to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for further investigation and possible prosecution.
The suspects were arrested on April 15, 2022 by officers of the JBPT, whilst on a routine patrol along the Ilashe/Ihambo axis of Ogun State.
While handing over the suspects, A. Adamu, who led the team, said Ajibade, who is a driver received the foreign currencies from one Taiwo Hassan in Ogun State and was on his way to convey the same to Adewumi, who had been directed to deliver the monies to one Oladimeji in Benin Republic, when they were intercepted.
The JBPT also handed over the currencies that were recovered from the suspects to the Lagos Command of the EFCC.
The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.