Man with fake naira note arrested in Enugu

Man with fake naira note arrested in Enugu

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Man with fake naira note arrested in Enugu


Man with fake naira note arrested in Enugu. The Enugu State Police Command has arrested one Chukwuebuka Igwebuike for allegedly using fake naira notes to swindle unsuspecting traders in the Afor Market area of the state’s Garki Awkunanaw region.

Daniel Ndukwe, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, made the announcement in a statement on Friday.

Ndukwe stated that Igwebuike allegedly accumulated false naira notes worth N362,000, which he frequently used to acquire things worth lower denominations from traders and then retrieve the remainder without the traders noticing his shenanigans.

However, the culprit was apprehended when a tip-off was received by Awkunanaw division operatives, who sprung into action and detained the suspect.

According to the statement, “Police operatives serving in Awkunanaw Division of the Enugu State Command, acting on a tip off, on 19/12/2023 at about 6 p.m., arrested a male suspect, one Chukwuebuka Igwebuike aged 37, at Afor Market, Garki Awkunanaw, Enugu, and recovered from him suspected counterfeit N1,000 notes, totalling N362,000.”

According to the spokesperson, the suspect has confessed to perpetrating the crime and will be charged in court once the inquiry is completed.

“Preliminary investigation shows that the suspect confessed to the crime, stating that he used the fake one thousand Naira notes to purchase small-priced items and received change for genuine smaller denominations.” Once ongoing investigations are completed, he will be arraigned in court and prosecuted accordingly.

“As a result, the Commissioner of Police, CP Kanayo Uzuegbu, has urged citizens of the State and the general public to be vigilant and wary of whom they receive and exchange all denominations of mint Nigerian Naira, particularly during the holiday season.”

“Hence, he encourages the citizenry to quickly report anyone in possession of, or transacting in counterfeit Nigerian Naira notes, to the nearest Police Station for necessary policing actions,” he said.

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