Police Operatives serving in Igbo-Eze South Division of Enugu State Command, have arrested two suspects for allegedly possessing suspected counterfeit 100 and eighty (180) items of the newly redesigned one thousand naira (N1,000) notes.
On Thursday, February 2, officers arrested one Joseph Chinenye aged 39, and Onyeka Kenneth Ezeja aged 29, each male and respectively of Iheakpu-Awka in Igbo-Eze South LGA and Onicha Enugu-Ezike in Igbo-Eze North LGA for carrying counterfeit notes.
Based on a press release issued by the state police command’s spokesperson, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, preliminary investigation reveals that the notes, that are in three separate batches, bear the identical serial numbers of A/34:282656, A/46:578759, and eight/93:852942; whereas the suspects claimed to have obtained the counterfeited Naira notes from an unidentified lady in Benin, Edo State.
“They confessed to making an attempt to promote the notes to a POS operator, who rejected them, earlier than the Operatives arrested them at a Filling Station in Ibagwa-Aka neighborhood of Igbo-Eze LGA, the place they used the notes to buy petrol. The duo will likely be arraigned in courtroom upon consolidation and conclusion of an investigation into the case by the State CID Enugu,” Ndukwe stated
He acknowledged that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Ammani, has reaffirmed the Police’s dedication to apprehend and prosecute prison components intent on committing such acts of financial sabotage.
Consequently, he suggested everybody to hitch the Police of their pursuit, whereas remaining watchful and conscious of who or how they get and conduct transactions utilizing Naira notes, significantly recent ones.
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