Court to sentence $188,858 cash courier
By Soni Daniel, Abuja
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja will on Monday sentence one Abdulrasheed Ibrahim for attempting to smuggle $188,858 out of Nigeria.
The accused person had on Thursday pleaded guilty to the one-count charge of money laundering preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Ibrahim was arrested on Wednesday November 7, 2012 as he prepared to board a Dubai, United Arab Emirates-bound Ethiopian Airline. A total of $188,858 was found on him by operatives of the commission after he declared only $45,000 as the amount on him.
The prosecuting counsel, Chioma Okongwu tendered evidence of a certified true copy of export currency tendering list along with the sum of US 188,858.00 and prayed the court to convict the accused accordingly.
The defense Counsel Abubakar Y. Ndakele raised no objection to the tendering of exhibit, marked 1,2,3,4 respectively. The trial judge, Justice Adamu Bello adjourned the case to January 21, 2013 for sentencing.