EFCC to clampdown on persons, organisations hoarding dollars

The Chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, vowed on Friday the fee would go after people and organisations hoarding {dollars} and different foreign exchange within the nation.

Bawa, based on an announcement issued by the fee’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said this at a gathering with Bureaux De Change (BDC) operators in Abuja.

The assembly passed off a number of days after the fee’s operatives raided the BDC operators on the Wuse space of Abuja over alleged hoarding of {dollars} and different foreign exchange.

On the black market on Tuesday, the Naira to greenback alternate fee was N670/$1.

Equally, on the peer-to-peer market, Naira rose to N616.66/$1 on Thursday morning from N652.5/$1 recorded on Wednesday.

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The EFCC chairman mentioned the fee would lengthen the raid to Lagos, Kano, Port Harcourt, Enugu, and Calabar.

The assertion learn: “As a part of its ongoing efforts to examine the rising incidence of international alternate hypothesis which has introduced stress on the worth of the Naira, the manager chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa immediately, August 5, 2022, met with representatives of Bureau de Change Operators within the federal capital territory,” the assertion reads.

“Bawa who additionally disclosed that the fee has intelligence linking some individuals and organizations to the hoarding of foreign exchange particularly america {dollars} in the important thing business cities of Kano, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Enugu and Calabar, nevertheless, warned these concerned to desist or threat arrest as a serious offensive towards the speculators is underway.”

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