- A suspected fake currency note producer has been arrested by the Enugu State Police Command
- SP Ebere Amaraizu, the command’s spokesman, said the suspect, Collins Oputa, was nabbed on July 26
- Amaraizu said the suspects arrest followed a manhunt initiated based on intelligence information gathered on his alleged criminal activities
The Enugu state police command has arrested a suspected fake currency note producer.
The Command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said in a statement in Enugu on Sunday, July 29, that the suspect, one Collins Oputa, was nabbed on July 26.
Amaraizu noted that the feat was achieved by police operatives of the Ogui Police Division of the Command.
“Oputa, who claimed that he is a native of Ohaji community in Imo State but residing at 4 Fatimo Close in Ijegun, Lagos State, was nabbed in Lagos.
“His arrest followed a manhunt initiated based on intelligence information gathered on his alleged criminal activities of producing and giving the fake currency naira notes to his agents for circulation,’’ he said.
Amaraizu said that the suspect had been helping police operatives in their investigation in relation to his alleged criminal activities with his cohorts.
On his part, Oputa blamed the situation of his alleged involvement into the illicit act to satan and pledged to quit the illicit business if he was forgiven.
Legit.ng previously reported that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday, May 10, said customers should demand new naira notes from their respective banks and reject dirty ones.
Isaac Okorafor, acting director, communications department of the of the apex bank, made the statement in Lagos in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The CBN spokesperson said that the apex bank was aware of the high level of mutilated notes in the country and had taken several measures to addressing the rising incidence of mutilated notes.
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