Man apprehended by police with N362,000 in counterfeit currency

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Authorities in Enugu State have announced the arrest of a man in connection with the possession and sale of counterfeit naira notes in the city of Enugu.

The command’s spokesperson, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, made this announcement on Friday in Enugu.

According to Ndukwe, a 37-year-old man named Chukwuebuka Igwebuike was apprehended by police officers from the Awkunanaw Division at Afor Market in Garki Awkunanaw, Enugu, on December 19th, at approximately 6:00 p.m., following a tip-off.

N362,000 worth of suspected counterfeit N1000 Nigerian Naira notes were recovered from him.

Based on what we know so far, the suspect has admitted to using the counterfeit 1,000 Naira notes to purchase low-priced goods and to exchange them for smaller, legitimate quantities of currency.

He stated that once the ongoing investigations are finished, he would be prosecuted and arraigned in court.

According to the command spokesperson, Mr. Kanayo Uzuegbu, the commissioner of police, has warned the people to be extra careful with all denominations of mint Nigerian naira, particularly during the holiday season.

“Therefore, he urges the public to promptly notify the local police station of anybody found with or dealing in counterfeit Nigerian Naira notes so that appropriate policing measures can be taken,” he stated.

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