A stop and search operation carried out by the police in Gombe has resulted in the discovery of fake N22 million naira note.
Vanguard reports that Shina Olukolu who is the state commissioner of police disclosed this while parading the suspects on Friday, May 18.
He said the suspects were apprehended by the Federal Special Anti-robbery Squad (FSARS), during a stop and search operation around Billiri area of Gombe state.
He said: “As I have always said, crime does not pay. These suspects have been dealing in fake currency for so long but the long arm of the law has caught up with them today. I want to reiterate the resolve and commitment of the entire officers and men of the Command that we will stop at nothing to eradicate crime and criminalities in the state.”
One of the suspects confessed to the allegation saying he joined the syndicate to cater for his needs.
He said: “It’s not my wish to produce fake Naira notes. One Alhaji brought me into this line of illegal business, last year when the economy became tough for me. We operate in Gombe and Nasarawa states because that’s where we have people who trade our fake currency.”
Meanwhile, a fake police officer, Gregory Anyasodo, was arrested by the Lagos police command.
Anyasodo, 47, was arrested on Thursday, May 17, by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) at Oshodi area of Lagos state. His arrest followed a report by one of his victims, Emmanuella Joseph, to the Lagos police command.
Emmanuella alleged that Anyasodo had confiscated her bag which contained N125,000 and threatened to arrest her.
A search warrant around the area the incident occurred led to the arrest of the fake officer and her bag which contained N125,000 was recovered from him.
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