EFCC raids car dealers for non compliance with the provisions of money laundering act
The Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering (SCUML) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Gombe Zonal office on August 30, 2018 raided two car dealers for non compliance with the provisions of Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended) and the regulations of Designated Non- Financial Institution (Regulatory Manual) 2013 that regulates the activities of DNFIs.
The companies are HAMABB MOTORS NIG. LTD along Atiku Abubakar road, Jimeta Yola, Adamawa state and Halal Synergy Limited along Galadima Aminu Way, Jimeta. They belong to the duo of Abba Galadima and Mansur Abdurahman respectively. They were arrested in tje course of the operation.
Several efforts made by the SCUML officers from Gombe Zonal office by serving the companies with letters of notification for registration in June, 2016, as well as inspection and sensitation in July and November 2017 to register proved abortive.
Another observation letter was equally served to the companies sometime in 2017 to comply with the law but also yielded no results. The Companies’s actions violated the provisions of Section 3; Section 5 (a) & (b), Section 9 and 10 of Money Laundering ( Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended), as clearly stated in the observation letters issued to them.
Their non compliance resulted to non registration with SCUML, non reporting transactions and accepting cash payment exceeding the threshold provided by law.