Police arrest man with fake currency

A 47-year-old man was apprehended by the Lagos State Police Command for possessing counterfeit naira notes.

SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the command’s spokesperson, confirmed the arrest on Friday.

The suspect, known as Shola, was taken into custody on January 17, 2024, around 6:30 pm under the Apapa Bridge in Lagos.

His arrest followed the purchase of goods worth N7,000 at Oba Abdulfatai Aromire Ojora market in Ijora, where he used fake naira notes.

Hundeyin said that the suspect was handed over to policemen from Ijora Badia Police Division where an additional fake N6,000 was recovered from him.

“The total suspected counterfeit naira notes recovered as exhibit was N13,000. The case was subsequently transferred to state CID, Yaba, Lagos, for further investigation.

“The suspect admitted to the commission of the crime and mentioned where he purchased the suspected counterfeit currencies. The exhibits recovered have been duly registered and efforts are in progress to apprehend other accomplices connected to the crime,” he told the News Agency of Nigeria.

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