The Nigeria Customs Service operatives at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, on Monday handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) ) two persons arrested last week for attempting to traffic over $271,135 out of the country .
The public relations officer of the Airport Customs Command, Thelma Williams, gave the names of the two persons as – Mr. Owolabi Tijani, a staff of Patovillki, a cleaning firm at the airport and one Mr. Uwan Livinus .
She said the money was handed over to the EFCC for safe keeping.
Williams said the commission will carry out thorough investigation on the circumstances leading to the crime.
She said:” At about 11.00hrs on September 3, 2015, one Owolabi Tijani a staff of Patovilki, cleaning firm was apprehended by FAAN officials while attempting to smuggle $271,135 through “D” wing departure screening point.
“The said Owolabi after interrogation confirmed to FAAN Officials names of people involved in the crime, including Mrs. Omo seun (Iya Urobo) and Uwan Livinus.
“Statements were therefore taken from the suspects and officers who witnessed the process.”