The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has revealed that their agency has uncovered a religious sect in Nigeria allegedly laundering money for terrorists. And also revealed that another religious body has been found to be protecting a money launderer after some funds suspected to have been laundered was traced to the organisation’s bank account.
This disclosure was made by the EFCC Chairman Ola Olukoyede on Wednesday at the Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, during a one-day dialogue on “Youth, Religion, and the Fight against Corruption.”
He noted that religious organisations, institutions, sects, and bodies, have been found culpable of money laundering.
Olukoyede said, “A religious sect in this country had been found to be laundering money for terrorists.”
“We were able to trace some laundered money to a religious organisation, and when we approached the religious organisation about it and we were carrying out our investigation, we got a restraining order stopping us from carrying out our investigation,” he said.
He promised that the anti craft Agency will not deter in carrying out their statutory responsibility in the fight against money laundering and other related offences.