Nigeria Customs arrests two  Lebanese with $890,000, hands them over to EFCC

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Nigeria Customs arrests two  Lebanese with $890,000, hands them over to EFCC
 
 

…as Navy disowns fake NNBTS Training invitation

 
 
Chinazor Megbolu    |  
 
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has arrested two Lebanese, Mr. Dina Jihad Khali and Mr. Chamseddine Waell Mohammed, who reportedly had $890,000 cash on them at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Rivers State.
 
The Customs disclosed that  the suspects were later handed over to the Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for investigation on Wednesday.
 
The Federal Government agency explained the money, at an exchange rate of N380, found on them was an equivalent of N338 million.
 
The Customs Area Controller, Mr. Mohammed Olayinka, in a statement, said that Khali with passport number LR152975 (Republic of Lebanon) was arrested with $670,000 while Mohammed with passport number LR0356598 (Republic of Lebanon) had $220,000 with him.
 
He disclosed that both were arrested while trying to board a flight to Lebanon.
 
Olayinka also noted that the suspects failed to declare to Customs on getting to the airport.
 
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Navy (NN) has disowned fake press release inviting candidates for NNBTS Batch 30 Training.
 
The nation’s security agency in a statement signed by the Director, Naval Information, Commodore Suleiman Dahun on Wednesday said the ‘Fake Press Release’ was purportedly inviting candidates for exams and interview for candidates for NNBTS batch 30.
 
“The attention of the Naval Headquarters has been drawn to a fake press release inviting candidates of the NNBTS Batch 30 to commence training at NNBTS Onne on 18 August 2020.
 
“For the avoidance of doubt, Naval Headquarters has not invited successful candidates of Batch 30 to resume for any form of training, Dahun said.
 
He also maintained that the press statement is the handiwork of fraudsters intent on defrauding unsuspecting and innocent members of the public and should, therefore, be disregarded.
 
The statement further buttressed that the information on all the stages of 2020 NN recruitment will be communicated soonest.

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