March 3, 2024

Police arrest man for counterfeiting foreign currencies

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– Recover fake dollar notes

Etim Ekpimah

The Rapid Response Squad (RRS) unit of the Lagos State Police Command has arrested a notorious currency counterfeiter who specialized in duping unsuspecting members of the public within Computer Village in the Ikeja area of the Lagos metropolis.

The suspect, Haruna Garba ‘m’ 38 years old was arrested after a victim he had duped in August 2022, raised the alarm after unexpectedly sighting him dubiously engaging a customer, close to the same place he had been swindled.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said a preliminary investigation indicates that Haruna Garba, who was found with fake seven hundred Dollars, has been in the fraudulent business of fake currencies for over three years after he was tutored by his late master.

The Commander RRS, CSP Saheed Olayinka Egbeyemi, has in line with the directive of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos state, Sylvester Abiodun Alabi, transferred the suspect and exhibits to the State Headquarters for further investigation and eventual prosecution.

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