One bank account linked to money laundering was that of a religious organization, according to the head of the EFCC. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman, Ola Olukoyede, reports that the agency has discovered a religious group that launders money for terrorists.
The head of the EFCC also disclosed that after money suspected of being laundered was linked to the organization’s bank account, it was discovered that another religious organization was harboring a money launderer.
On Wednesday, January 31, 2024, Olukoyede made this revelation at a one-day discussion on “Youth, Religion, and the Fight against Corruption” at the Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja.
He also revealed that commission officials received a restraining order that prevented them from looking into the organization while they were conducting their investigations.
It has been discovered that a certain religious group in this nation is financing terrorists using money laundering.
“We were able to link some money that had been laundered to a religious organization. However, when we tried to investigate this and informed the organization, we were met with a restraining order that prevented us from continuing with our work.”