Detectives attached to C Divisional Police Headquarters, Bauchi Command have arrested three members of a counterfeit money syndicate.
The trio Yusuf Mohammed, aged, 25, Shehu Shagari aged 42, and Malam Yusuf were arrested on 21st August 2022 for possession and production of counterfeit currency following credible intelligence reports available to the police.
NigeriaCrime.com gathered that the suspects were arrested as part of the effort of the command to combat crime and criminality in the State.
Yusuf Mohammed was arrested near Ogbunna Hotel in Bayan Gari area of Bauchi with the sum of seventy-five-thousand-naira (N75,0000) counterfeit notes.
During interrogation, Yusuf revealed that he got the counterfeit notes from Shehu Shagari of Inkil area of Bauchi.”
According to the Command spokesman, SP Ahmed Wakil, one of the suspects Yusuf Mohammed was arrested with the sum of seventy-five-thousand-naira (N75,0000) counterfeit notes.
“As the investigation continued, the said Shehu Shagari indicted Malam Yusuf of Durum village of Bauchi now at large who is believed to be the prime suspect.
Later, an investigation was extended on a search warrant to his house at Durum village where another suspect Rabiu Samaila of Durum village was apprehended at the house while producing counterfeit naira notes.
“A discreet investigation commenced in earnest, the following exhibits were recovered from the suspect; one 3-in-1 black printer, the sum of seventy-five-thousand-naira notes (N75, 000), five pieces of calabash containing charms, Twenty-two pieces of perfume bottles, one dried chameleon, one piece of white yard, and fourteen pieces of printed naira notes on A4 size paper,” he said.
SP Ahmed Wakil noted further that surveillance has been intensified to arrest the fleeing suspect.