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EFCC Finds Evidence Of A Religious Sect Financing Terrorism – Chairman

Ola Olukoyede, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, disclosed that the anti-graft agency has discovered that a Nigerian religious cult is financing terrorism.

In addition, he disclosed that a different religious organization was discovered to be shielding a money launderer after some suspected money was determined to have been laundered and linked to the bank account of the organization

The disclosure was made by the head of the EFCC on Wednesday during a one-day dialogue on “Youth, Religion, and the Fight against Corruption” at the Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja.

He mentioned that it has been determined that certain religious bodies, organizations, and sects have engaged in money laundering.

He continued by saying that it was discovered that one religious organization was financing terrorists.

“It has been discovered that a religious sect in this country is laundering money for terrorists,” Olukoyede stated.

He said that anyone found guilty of financial crimes will not be spared by the EFCC, including officials in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government.

“Everyone who is suspected of committing financial crimes will be investigated, including members of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government,” Olukoyede continued. “No one will be spared.”

President Bola Tinubu was represented at the occasion by Vice President Kashim Shettima, who spoke at length about the need to combat corruption in both government and among youth.

Other dignitaries in attendance at the debate included the Attorney General of the Federation, Lateef Fagbemi; Babatunde Fashola, a former Minister of Power; the Ọọni of If㺹; and others.

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