We have uncovered a religious sect laundering money for terrorists – EFCC Chairman

January 31st, 2024

Ola Olukoyede, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, claims that the organization has discovered how a Nigerian religious group is financing terrorism.

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.

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Investigations have revealed that religious institutions, bodies, and groups are increasingly being exploited as conduits for money laundering, Olukoyede said during his speech at the event.

It was discovered that a certain religious group in this nation was financing terrorists. We were able to link some money that had been laundered to a religious institution, and when we inquired about it and continued our inquiry, we got a restraining order stopping us from carrying out our investigation,” he said

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