Just In : Police arrest man with fake currency in Lagos
A 47-year-old man has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for being in possession of fake naira notes.
The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the arrest on Friday, said that the suspect, simply identified as Shola, was arrested on January 17, 2024, at about 6:30 pm, at Apapa Under Bridge, Lagos, after purchasing N7,000 worth of goods at Oba Abdulfatai Aromire Ojora market, Ijora, with 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.