In Enugu, Police arrest 24-year-old man for transacting in fake naira notes

A 24-year- old man, Maduabuchi Okonkwo, of Mkpologu, Emene, Enugu, has been arrested by the police at the Old IMT Bus Stop, Abakaliki Road, Enugu for possessing and transacting fake niata noted

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Statement byt the Police public relations officer,,Enugu Police Command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe on Tuesday in Enugu said

a ttotal of forty thousand Naira (₦40,000.00) suspected counterfeited one thousand denominated Naira notes were recovered from him.

“A preliminary investigation reveals that the suspect boarded a minibus from New Haven Junction to Old IMT Bus Stop, Enugu, and gave the driver one of the counterfeited notes. The driver, however, scrutinized and observed that the currency was fake, thereby raising an alarm that led to the suspect’s arrest.

According to Ndukwe, upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to having paid the sum of twenty-five thousand (₦25,000.00) genuine Naira notes to his cohort at large for the counterfeited Naira notes worth fifty thousand Naira (₦50,000.00). He further confessed to having spent ten thousand Naira (₦10,000.00) out of the fake notes, remaining the forty thousand Naira (₦40,000.00) that was recovered from him.

He said the suspect will be arraigned and prosecuted once investigations are concluded.

“The State Command’s Commissioner of Police, CP Kanayo Uzuegbu, psc (+), has described the suspect’s act as a premeditated act of economic sabotage, aimed at inflicting social, psychological, and economic pains on fellow citizens. Hence, he enjoins the citizenry to remain law-abiding and exercise caution while transacting with anyone they suspect to be in possession of counterfeited currencies, ,, Ndukwe said..

Author- Maureen Ikpeama

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