Operatives of the Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Kwara State Command, has arrested two males for allegedly buying items with pretend N1,000 forex notes.
The suspects, Nicholas Kelechi, 25, and Benjamin Moore, 42, have been arrested on Friday June 4, by NSCDC operatives at Yagba market in Patigi, headquarters of Patigi native authorities space of Kwara State on Friday, June 4.
It was additionally gathered that the suspects bought the pretend N1,000 notes at a temple in Ibadan, Oyo state, with cost of an actual N200 notice for one pretend N1,000 notes.
Spokesman of the NSCDC within the state, Babawale Afolabi, who confirmed the arrest mentioned the principal suspect, Benjamin confessed to the crime, claiming that he launched him to the enterprise by somebody he met in Lokoja.
“Benjamin Moore, the ring chief hails from Ebonyi state however resides in Iseyin, Oyo State. He’s at the moment working two properties, having a spouse in Iseyin with 5 kids and one other in Enugu with 4 kids,” Afolabi said.
“He confessed that a man he met at Lokoja, Kogi state launched the enterprise to him. He mentioned the person took him to a temple in Ibadan, Oyo state to gather the pretend cash, utilizing N200 actual notice to purchase N1,000 pretend cash. He mentioned they determined to function in faraway locations like Patigi market the place they will’t be simply traced.” he added.
The spokesman mentioned that the suspects have been nonetheless being interrogated on the state headquarters, Ilorin