The Ogun Command of the Nigeria Police Force has warned Nigerians over fake naira notes in circulation especially in the state.
In a statement by the public relation officer of the command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, he said a 30 years old woman, Bola Agbedimu was on 14th of February 2022 arrested for spending fake one thousand naira note at kila market in odeda local government area of the state.
According to him, the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Odeda divisional headquarters by the chairperson of Egbalawa crops/fruits association, that the suspect was caught spending fake one thousand naira currency note in the market.
Upon the report, the Dpo Odeda division, CSP Femi Olabode detailed his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested. On searching her bag, a sum of 24,000 fake currency note was discovered.
On interrogation, the suspect confessed been an habitual counterfeit naira note dealer. She confessed further that her mode of operation is mixing the counterfeit notes with genuine ones and used it to purchase goods.
Preliminary investigation revealed that, she has been arrested on many occasions at different markets within Abeokuta.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.