Ogun police arrest fake currency notes dealer on Valentine’s Day
February 18, 2022
Men of Ogun state police command have arrested a 30-year-old woman, Bola Agbedimu on Valentine’s day for spending fake Nigeria currency.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed this incident in a statement on Friday.
Oyeyemi said the suspect was caught with one thousand naira notes at Kila market in Odeda local government area of Ogun state.
Oyeyemi added that the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Odeda Divisional Police Headquarters by the chairperson of Egbalawa crops/fruits association.
He said “the police were told that the suspect was caught spending fake one thousand naira currency notes in the market.
“Upon the report, the DPO Odeda division, CSP Femi Olabode detailed his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.
“On searching her bag, a sum of 24,000 fake currency notes were discovered.
On interrogation, the suspect confessed to being a habitual counterfeit naira notes dealer.
“She confessed further that her mode of operation is mixing the counterfeit notes with genuine ones and using it to purchase goods.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that she has been arrested on many occasions at different markets within Abeokuta.”
The PPRO however said the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.
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