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EFCC uncovers religious sect laundering money for terrorists


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The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ola Olukoyede, has disclosed that the anti-graft agency has uncovered a religious sect in Nigeria involved in laundering money for terrorists.

He made this revelation during a one-day dialogue on “Youth, Religion, and the Fight against Corruption” at the Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja.

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Olukoyede also revealed that another religious body was found to be shielding a money launderer after tracing suspicious funds to the organization’s bank account.

He emphasized that various religious organizations, institutions, sects, and bodies have been identified as culprits in money laundering activities.

Speaking on the matter, Olukoyede stated, “A religious sect in this country had been found to be laundering money for terrorists.”

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Additionally, he highlighted an incident where the EFCC, during an investigation, faced legal challenges as a restraining order was issued, preventing them from carrying out their inquiries.