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Court Orders Money Laundering Convict to Forfeit N17m to FG



Samuel DuruA Federal High Court in Enugu has sentenced a man to 6 months imprisonment for failing to declare the sum of $86,000 (about N17m) out of a total sum of $96,000 while travelling to China in December 2015.

Samuel Duru was arrested by officers of the Nigeria Customs Service at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu while travelling to China in December 2015 and was subsequently handed to EFCC for further investigation and prosecution.

Duru pleaded guilty to the one count charge preferred against him.

The defence counsel Ikuka Kennedy pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy since the convict had shown remorse and a was a first time offender that had no past criminal records.

Justice M.N Yinusa further ordered that the undeclared $86,000 be forfeited to the Federal Government, while the $10,000 and his international passport be returned to the convict.


  1. Na wa

    June 17, 2016 at 11:12 am

    I can bet it is drug money; otherwise why not declare it?

    • Nawa 4 nawa

      June 17, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      You would know because you are into drugs too. Quit the close mindedness.
      Some people don’t want to be a target for beggar customs who can now trump up all kinds of things to detain you just for bribe. Unfortunately his smarts didn’t pay and now he has to still settle.

  2. yee

    June 17, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Why forfeit to government? This money will still one man’s pocket…

  3. yee

    June 17, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Why forfeit to government? This money will still enter one man’s pocket…

  4. Naija I hail. You

    June 17, 2016 at 11:24 am

    He was both lucky and unlucky,Because he didn’t settle in time he was sent to prison,now that he has settled the government,he’s allowed to go after just six months.

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