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Crime & Punishment of Friday, 20 March 2020

Source: MyNigeria

EFCC arraigns man for N110m money laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday March 19, 2020, arraigned one Babatunde Morakinyo, before Justice A. R. Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja on 23-count charge bordering on Money Laundering to the tune of N110m.

Morakinyo was arraigned alongside Iretidu LTD and Tree Four Universal Concept Limited.

One of the charge reads: “That you, Iretidu (a Designated Non-Financial Institution(“DNFI”) and BABATUNDE Morakinyo, being Director of the said company sometimes in March, 2019 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, failed to report in writing to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, a single transaction of the sum of N110,000,000 (One Hundred and Ten Million Naira) carried out in the GTBank PLc account No.0025311546 operated by Iretidu Ltd as specified under Section 10(1)(b) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011(As Amended) and you thereby committed and offence contrary to and punishable under Sections 10(3), 16(2) (b), and 19 of the Money Laundering (prohibition) Act, 2011(AS Amended).”