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Businessman ordered to forfeit $700,000 To FG for failing to declare $1.9m at the Lagos Airport


A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, has ordered that a businessman, Ani Paulinus Onyeka, should forfeit $700,000 out of the $1, 909,140 he laundered, to the FG.

Onyeka who was accused of laundering $1, 909,140 in 2014, decided to entered into a plea bargain arrangement with EFCC.

EFCC had filed a two count-charge against Onyeka, over his failure to declare the sum of $1, 909,140, which he laundered from the Republic of Congo, to the men of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) at the Lagos Airport.

The defendant disclosed in his statement that the money was given to him by one, Ikechukwu Frank, for onward delivery to one Jude Okoye.

The Presiding judge, Rilwan Aikawa, ordered that the businessman should forfeit $700, 000 to the FG, out of the seized money and that the remaining sum of $1, 209, 140 should be released to him.

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