The Lagos State Police Command has said it arrested a 47-year-old man, simply identified as Shola, for having N13,000 counterfeit notes.
Stated Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest on Friday.
He stated that the suspect was arrested on Jan. 17, 2024, at about 6.30 p.m., at Apapa Under Bridge, Lagos, after purchasing N7,000 goods at Oba Abdulfatai Aromire Ojora market, Ijora, with fake Naira notes.
Hundeyin noted that the suspect was handed over to police operatives from Ijora Badia Police Divisional, where additional N6,000 fake naira notes were recovered from him.
“The total suspected counterfeit Naira notes recovered as exhibit was N13,000.
“The case was subsequently transferred to State CID, Yaba, Lagos, for further investigation. The suspect admitted to the commission of the crime and mentioned where he purchased the suspected counterfeit currencies.
“The exhibit recovered have been duly registered and efforts are in progress to apprehend other accomplices connected to the crime,” he said.