Nigerian court charges 2 men leaving country with $5.4 million in cash, both bound for China

October 22, 2015 5:29 PM

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LAGOS, Nigeria – Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says two men charged with money laundering were arrested at the airport carrying $5.4 million in cash and both trying to fly to China.

A statement said businessman Ojukwu Nnamdi Rowland was carrying an undeclared $2.9 million in U.S. dollars when he was searched at the international airport in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial hub, on Oct. 8.

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