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NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by dre11(m): 9:03am On Dec 03, 2015
•NDLEA finds $114,245, €2,020 cash on her

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) officilas have arrested a 52-year-old Nigerian woman of British extraction for alleged currency trafficking.

The suspect, Sarah Olukoya, was arrested yesterday while trying to board a Virgin Atlantic flight to London at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at Ikeja, Lagos.

She was found with $114,245 and €2,020 cash inside 13 white envelopes in her luggage.

Born to a Nigerian father and a Scottish mother, Olukoya had both Nigerian and British international passports.

NDLEA Director of Assets and Financial Investigations (DAFI) Mrs Victoria Egbase said the suspect was arrested for alleged currency trafficking.

“The suspect was found with $114,245 and €2,020 that were not declared in accordance with the law at the airport,” Egbase said.

The suspect said she legitimately earned the money.

She said: “I am an architect based in London. The money is part of rent paid to me by tenants in a property I inherited. It is also part of architectural and interior decoration work I did as well as loans from family members.

I used to send money through the bank but the new regulation made me to carry cash. I intend to use the money to pay my children’s school fees and my medical bills”.

Olukoya did not provide evidence to support her claim.

This, according to NDLEA, suggests currency trafficking.

Though NDLEA did not link the money to proceeds of narcotic trade, it said Olukoya’s refusal to declare it was an offence.

Section 2 (5) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 2012 as amended states: “Any person who falsely declares or fails to make a declaration to the Nigerian Customs Service pursuant to Section 12 of the Foreign Exchange (Monitoring and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, Cap. F34, LFN, 2004 is guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to forfeit the undeclared funds or negotiable instrument or to imprisonment to a term of not less than two years or both”.


http://thenationonlineng.net/woman-held-for-alleged-currency-trafficking/

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Re: NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by madridguy(m): 9:04am On Dec 03, 2015
Ok
Re: NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by Monalisa185(f): 9:07am On Dec 03, 2015
good job
Re: NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by ijustdey: 9:23am On Dec 03, 2015
She was found with $114,245 and €2,020 cash inside 13 white envelopes in her luggage.


what stops her from depositing such huge amount of money in the bank.....




something must be wrong somewhere
she no like her self..... safety wise


Olukoya did not provide evidence to support her claim.

This, according to NDLEA, suggests currency trafficking.

if she indeed made this money in a legal way.... why can't she prove this

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Re: NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by Mhizkel(f): 9:49am On Dec 03, 2015
Saving the money in a bank would have saved her from this mess. That's if there's nothing fishy tho.
Re: NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by pillarmaria(m): 10:03am On Dec 03, 2015
I personally don't see any big deal in this news, they should just settle the case amicably.

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Re: NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by Burger01(m): 11:08am On Dec 03, 2015
What's NDLEA business with currency trafficking The woman probably felt safer having her monies close to her. Abeg, free the woman jare angry

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Re: NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by damton(m): 11:08am On Dec 03, 2015
TO BE FOREWARNED IS TO BE FORE ARMED.
Re: NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by veekid(m): 11:08am On Dec 03, 2015
End time woman
Re: NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by Nobody: 11:08am On Dec 03, 2015
Great grin

1. Click like if you think Architect (Mrs.)Sarah Olukoya should forfeit the cash to government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

2. Click share if you think it's not NDLEA's business to withhold same

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Re: NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by tolexy007(m): 11:08am On Dec 03, 2015
stewpid news, Not be her money? undecided

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Re: NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by efilefun(m): 11:09am On Dec 03, 2015
Burger01:
What's NDLEA business with currency trafficking The woman probably felt safer having her monies close to her. Abeg, free the woman jare angry
Did you skip this part of the post while rushing to be the FTC
NDLEA Director of Assets and Financial Investigations (DAFI) Mrs Victoria Egbase said the suspect was arrested for alleged currency trafficking.

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Re: NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by DickDastardly(m): 11:09am On Dec 03, 2015
angry
Re: NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by sirTesco(m): 11:10am On Dec 03, 2015
Nigerians whose parents are not full blooded citizen of this contry and those who were trained abroad and brought back to rule this zoo country has always been a calamity with a calamitous end.
E.g This woman up there, Bukola Saraki and one of my brother I won't mention his name cause he's on NL.
Make una becareful o.
#TeamOneNigeriaIsAScam.

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Re: NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by tobtap: 11:11am On Dec 03, 2015
cool
Re: NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by Burger01(m): 11:11am On Dec 03, 2015
Mhizkel:
Saving the money in a bank would have saved her from this mess. That's if there's nothing fishy tho.

Don't forget the deposit reforms in the banks smiley
Re: NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by Blingblings(m): 11:12am On Dec 03, 2015
So who go collect the money now?

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Re: NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by Nobody: 11:12am On Dec 03, 2015
ijustdey:





what stops her from depositing such huge amount of money in the bank.....




something must be wrong somewhere
she no like her self..... safety wise

you been dey sambisa when CBN announce say we no fit make foreign currency deposits anymore??

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Re: NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by teepsee(f): 11:12am On Dec 03, 2015
what a man can do, a woman can do more beter
Re: NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by free2ryhme: 11:12am On Dec 03, 2015
see gobe money catch fire
Re: NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by igraman(m): 11:12am On Dec 03, 2015
Please how much is that in Naira ??
Re: NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by lordcrux: 11:12am On Dec 03, 2015
Na all dis poor ppl una go de catch.... All dis our politicians wey dey carry moni comot una no go do dem anytyn...... Still mua[size=60pt]Lord C[/size] until buhari makes one dollar equals one naria
Re: NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by nairaman66(m): 11:12am On Dec 03, 2015
Sad.., I didn't check the lady's name oo!
Re: NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by gist4kidsblog: 11:12am On Dec 03, 2015
grin grin grin
Re: NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by toluxa1(m): 11:13am On Dec 03, 2015
Naija!
Re: NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by iyke926(m): 11:13am On Dec 03, 2015
To get money and travel with it na wahala. Nigeria sucks as a country. Make she shine her eyes cuz I believe those officials are criminals.

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Re: NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by Tochytee(m): 11:13am On Dec 03, 2015
I guess she is avoiding the CBN strict banking rules all the same its a crime already by nigerian law but they should find a way to settle amicably
Re: NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by Lincoln275(m): 11:13am On Dec 03, 2015
currency trafficking?
Re: NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by bigtt76(f): 11:13am On Dec 03, 2015
Nigerian Banks no longer accept foreign currency deposits undecided

ijustdey:





what stops her from depositing such huge amount of money in the bank.....




something must be wrong somewhere
she no like her self..... safety wise
Re: NDLEA Arrests Woman For Currency Trafficking In Lagos (pictured) by Tochytee(m): 11:13am On Dec 03, 2015
I guess she is avoiding the CBN strict banking rules all the same its a crime already by nigerian law but they should find a way to settle amicably

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