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NSCDC uncovers fake currency syndicate with millions of dollars, naira

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has arrested 2 syndicates that were reportedly involved in criminal conspiracy, obtaining by trick (OBT), cheating and production/distribution of counterfeited US Dollars (USD) and new Naira notes.

The spokesperson of the corps, Commandant Olusola Odumosu, while confirming the development in a statement said the Commandant General Special Intelligence Squad (CG’s SIS) carried out the arrest in Jos, Plateau State.

He said one of the groups has 4 male adults arrested with fake sixty-four thousand, eight hundred US dollars ($64,800) and four hundred and seventy-five thousand naira (N475,000) notes.

He added that fake notes of N1.5m was also discovered in possession of the second group of five male adults.

The names of the members of the syndicate caught with N1.5m, according to the spokesperson were: Dantala Omale, ‘M’, 30yrs, Plateau State, Musa Abdullahi, ‘M’ 24yrs, Plateau state, Audu Abdulazeez, ‘M’, 56yrs, Gombe State, Umar Hassan ‘M’, 46yrs, plateau state and Mahammadu Badaru Yakubu ‘M’ 30yrs, Nasarawa State.

The statement partly reads, “The arrest was effected when one Dantala Omale was lured to Nasarawa from Plateau state and picked up by the squad on the 22nd of February, 2023, with fake new naira notes of N412,000.

“The arrested suspect confessed to getting the fake notes from Musa Abdullahi, AKA Baballe which led to the arrest of Abdullahi on 22nd of February, 2023 at Namu area of Quanpan LGA in Plateau state in possession of N49,650 old naira notes.

“After a thorough interrogation, Abdullahi confessed that he usually gets his supply of fake currencies from one Audu Abdulazeez, AKA Dan-Gombe, who the squad arrested on the 3rd of March 2023, at Plateau Express service motor park in Jos, Plateau State, at about 11:20 a.m with N350,000 fake newly redesigned Naira notes.”

The Commandant General of the corps, Ahmed Abubakar Audi sent message of warning to all criminal syndicates to stop illegal and other illegitimate means of acquiring wealth or face the legal repercussion.

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