Two Nigerians Arrested and Jailed For Trying To Smuggle $5.4M Out Of MMIA

4 years ago by: Giwa bayo
(m) at 10-02-2016 09:27AM (4 years ago)

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Two Nigerians, Ojukwu Nnamdi Rowland and Ngene Linus Chibuike, arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, while attempting to smuggle $5, 424,270 USD out of the country, have been convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment respectively by Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court, Lagos.
Mr. Rowland was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on October 22, 2015, for being in possession of cash in the sum of US$2,917,272 (Two Million, Nine Hundred and Seventeen Thousand, Two Hundred and Seventy Two United States Dollars) during his outbound clearance for a journey to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Contrary to the requirements of the law, Mr. Rowland did not declare the money to men and officers of the Nigeria Customs Service and was subsequently arrested and arraigned before Justice Buba. Mr. Rowland pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge preferred against him and the matter went into full trial. Justice Buba found him guilty and sentenced him to two years imprisonment. He also ordered that the convict should forfeit the entire sum of $2,917,272 USD (Two Million, Nine Hundred and Seventeen Thousand, Two Hundred and Seventy Two United States Dollars) to the Nigerian government. Justice Buba said the convict did not do the right thing by failing to declare the money to Customs officials. He ruled that the two years imprisonment should take effect from February 9, 2016. Mr. Chibuike, on the other hand, was arraigned on October 22, 2015 for falsely declaring the sum of US$11,500 (Eleven Thousand and Five Hundred United States Dollars) out of the sum of $2,506,998 USD (Two Million, Five Hundred and Six Thousand, Nine Hundred and Ninety Eight United States Dollars) he had in his possession during an outbound clearance for a journey to China en-route Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Mr. Chibuike pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge raised against him and the matter went into full trial. Justice Buba found him guilty and sentenced him to two years imprisonment.
He also ordered that the convict should forfeit the sum of $2,495, 498 (Two Million, Four Hundred and Ninety- Five Thousand, Four Hundred and Ninety-Eight United States Dollars) not declared to the customs officials to the Nigerian government

He ruled that the two years imprisonment should take effect from February 9, 2016.


Ennyolalekan (m) at 10-02-2016 09:51AM
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treat dem well exactly what set deserve.
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charisVEC (m) at 10-02-2016 10:46AM
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I seee,issokay
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gogoman (m) at 10-02-2016 11:06AM
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na for market jare!!
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Trueyarn (m) at 10-02-2016 11:08AM
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Hmmm,a day will not pass by without robbery and smuggling. Nah bad market for these guys.
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princedafe (m) at 10-02-2016 11:25AM
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Nawa. Another senseless government
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ujmaria (f) at 10-02-2016 11:26AM
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Smuggling is becoming naija signature,
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dareper (m) at 10-02-2016 02:05PM
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Bad market, it might be their money
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Anny01 (m) at 10-02-2016 03:29PM
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What's really wrong with Nnamdis? Must it be them? What a world of lies?
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Anny01 (m) at 10-02-2016 03:32PM
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What's really wrong with Nnamdis? Must it be them? What a world of lies?
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zezprincess (f) at 10-02-2016 04:05PM
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Hmmmm,na pure wickedness oga judge,since them no steal de money,why not give them dia money back,how una judge people go eat thank ma and eat very much at the same time? Oya if those guys come out of prison,where them go get money to start a new life? That means say na kidnapping&arm robbery.
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AmazingMarie (f) at 10-02-2016 04:07PM
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good judgment since people do not want to obey the law.
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Mopera (m) at 10-02-2016 04:08PM
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Na pure wickedness
oga judge,since them no steal
de money,why not give them dia
money back,how una judge people go eat thank ma and eat very much at the same time? Oya if those guys come out of prison,where them go get money to start a new life? That
means say na kidnapping&arm
robbery.
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Eazyatumeyi (m) at 10-02-2016 09:05PM
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Quote from: Anny Etok on 10-02-2016 03:29PM
What's really wrong with Nnamdis? Must it be them? What a world of lies?
If the Igbos start descending on you, you will beg.
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okatee (m) at 10-02-2016 10:10PM
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GUD FR DEM. NA DEIR GREED LAND DEM INSIDE DIS TROUBLE. I NO SURE SAY DAT MONEY NA PURE ONE.
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emma4love3 (m) at 11-02-2016 02:21AM
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 judgement and the court
try.....
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charisVEC (m) at 4-03-2016 01:33AM
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Hmmmmmmmm
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