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Border Patrol Team Arrests 2 With $285,000, CFA 18.9m, Hands Them Over To The EFCC

The Joint Border Patrol Team, comprising the Nigeria Customs Service, the Nigeria Police, the Department of State Services, DSS, and the Nigerian Army, on Thursday, April 28, 2022, handed over the duo of Ismail Ajibade and John Adewumi, a Beninoise, who were arrested with $285,000 (Two Hundred and Eighty-five Thousand Dollars) and CFA 18,925,000 (Eighteen Million Nine Hundred and Twenty-five CFA) to the EFCC, for further investigation and possible prosecution.

The suspects were arrested on April 15, 2022 by officers of the JBPT, whilst on a routine patrol along the Ilashe/Ihambo axis of Ogun State.

While handing over the suspects, A. Adamu, who led the team, said Ajibade, who is a driver, received the foreign currencies from one Taiwo Hassan in Ogun State and was on his way to convey the same to Adewumi, who had been directed to deliver the monies to one Oladimeji in Benin Republic, when they were intercepted.

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