Two Lebanese, Hassan Rmaiti and Talal Hammoud who were arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos on November 26, 2012 with $2,073,160 (Two Million, Seventy Three Thousand, One Hundred and Sixty Dollars) have been convicted by Justice Okechukwu Okeke of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has declared former governor of Kogi State, Abubakar Audu wanted for offences bordering on conspiracy, stealing and misappropriation of public fund.
The action followed the failure of the suspect to respond to invitation by the anti- graft agency.
Attempt by the EFCC to arrest Audu at his 32, Sulaiman Barau Street, Asokoro, Abuja residence on December 11, 2012 failed as he allegedly evaded arrest.
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, arrested one Bashir Abdu at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano over money laundering.
Abdu, a Nigerian but with a Dubai resident permit was on his way to Dubai on board Egypt Air when he was arrested by the EFCC for failing to declare the $130,000 (One Hundred and Thirty Thousand dollars) on him. He only declared the gold bars with him and 30, 000 Saudi Riyals.