Photos Emerge as EFCC Smashes Fake Currency Syndicate in Abuja

Photos Emerge as EFCC Smashes Fake Currency Syndicate in Abuja

  • Members of a syndicate, who specialise in counterfeiting foreign currencies have been arrested by operatives of the EFCC
  • Wilson Uwujaren, the spokesperson for the commission made the announcement in a statement on Tuesday, December 14
  • Four members of the syndicatewere on Wednesday, December 8, arrested at a hotel in Wuse area of Abuja

Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested four members of a syndicate who specialize in counterfeiting foreign currencies.

Wilson Uwujaren, the anti-graft agency's spokesperson made this known in a statement shared on EFCC's official Facebook page on Tuesday, December 14.

fake currency syndicate
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested members of a syndicate counterfeiters of foreign currencies. Photo credit: Economic and Financial Crimes Commissio
Source: Facebook

Uwujaren said the operation which was carried out jointly with operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) resulted in the arrest of members of the syndicate.

According to him, the syndicate, including a woman, were arrested at Swiss Pearl Continental Hotel, Koforidua Street, in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, with US$427,400 fake United States Dollars.

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He warned members of the public to be wary of the activities of fraud syndicates masquerading as Bureau de Change operators across the country.

EFCC flags northern governor for withdrawing N60bn cash in 6 years

In a previous report by, EFCC flagged a North-Central governor for allegedly withdrawing cash of N60 billion from his state treasury.

The anti-graft agency made this known in its latest magazine tagged EFCC Alert. The commission stated that the governor is from the North Central region but didn’t reveal his name.

It was gathered that the EFCC chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, who spoke in the latest edition of the magazine said:

“I can tell you for free that the new Department of Intelligence that we have created is working wonders.

EFCC places Anambra governor Willie Obiano on watchlist

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In another report, the EFCC has placed Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra, on its watchlist.

According to a letter dated November 15 and addressed to the comptroller-general of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), the commission asked to be informed whenever Obiano is seen attempting to travel out of the country.

It is not clear why the EFCC placed Obiano on its watchlist. However, anonymous sources reportedly said the Anambra governor was being investigated by the antigraft agency.


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