A notorious fake dollars syndicate specialised in printing, sales and distribution of fake United States Dollar notes has been arrested by operatives of Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC.
NigeriaCrime.com gathered that the suspects are Ya’u Muhammed 65 years old, from Warji LGA, Bauchi State and Lamido Usman, aged 29 of La’u LGA from Taraba state.
According to the Director, Public Relations at NSCDC headquarters, DCC Olusola Odumosu the syndicate had been operating for the past 10 years around ‘Heart Plaza’, Mararaba under bridge in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State before luck ran out of them.”
“They had swindled many individuals of millions of naira under the guise of black market operators exchanging Nigerian naira to US Dollars thereby issuing fake dollar notes to their unsuspecting victims.
In a clandestine operation carried out by the CG’s SIS, the suspects were smoked out of their hideout in a sting operation which saw personnel trying to exchange the sum of N250,000 for US dollars.
“Two members of the syndicate arrested were found in possession of a total of $15,400 fake US Dollars. They are Ya’u Muhammed ‘M’, 65 years old, from Warji LGA, Bauchi State and Lamido Usman ‘M’ age 29yrs, La’u LGA from Taraba state.
“Other items recovered from the suspects include one First Bank ATM card, one screwdriver and an original 100 dollar note.
“The suspects are currently undergoing preliminary investigation after which they would be handed over alongside the exhibits to NSCDC Nasarawa State Command under whose jurisdiction the arrest took place for further action”, Odumosu added.