Two Suspects Arrested For Selling Fake New Naira Notes In EnuguTwo suspects were arrested by police operatives serving in Igbo-Eze South Division of Enugu State Command after they were found in possession of counterfeited redesigned naira notes.
The Commissioner of Police, Enugu state command, Ahmed Ammani who spoke through the PPRO, Daniel Ndukwe said one Joseph Chinenye aged 39 and Onyeka Kenneth Ezeja aged 29, both male and respectively of Iheakpu-Awka in Igbo-Eze South LGA and Onicha Enugu-Ezike in Igbo-Eze North LGA, were arrested in possession of suspected counterfeited one hundred and eighty (180) pieces of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN’s) newly redesigned one thousand naira (N1,000) notes, with face value of one hundred and eighty thousand naira (N180,000.00).
He said Preliminary investigation shows, among other things, that the notes, which are in three separate batches, bear the same serial numbers of A/34:282656, A/46:578759 and 8/93:852942; while the suspects claimed to have secured the counterfeited Naira notes from an unidentified woman in Benin, Edo State.
- The Commisioner said the suspects confessed to attempting to sell the notes to a POS operator, who rejected them, befoTwo Suspects Arrested For Selling Fake New Naira Notes In Enugure the Operatives arrested them at a Filling Station in Ibagwa-Aka community of Igbo-Eze LGA, where they used the notes to purchase petrol.
- He said the suspects will be arraigned in court upon consolidation and conclusion of investigation into the case by the State CID Enugu.