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NDLEA Arrests Man with N9.8m Fake Currency in Kwara State



Mohammed-Adamu-Fake MoneyThe National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kwara on Friday said it arrested Mohammed Adamu for possessing N9.8 million fake currency notes.

The NDLEA Commander in the state, Apeh Reuben, who presented the suspect to newsmen in Ilorin said the fake currency were mainly N1,000 notes.

Reuben said Adamu concealed the fake notes in a carton of noodles wrapped with cello tape.

He said that the suspect was arrested by NDLEA, Jebba Command while on transit to Kano on Aug. 9, 2016.

The commander said that Adamu conspired with a yet-to-be-identified individual in Ilorin to carry out the act.

“Investigation is in process aimed at arresting the accomplice,” adding that the agency was a alerting the public on the fake money in circulation.

“We just want to alert the public to be aware of such fake money because if this amount of money is allowed to be injected into the economy, it is very bad. A lay man can hardly identify that they are fake currency. These days we even have cases of people collecting money from ATM and still find fake currency in them,” he added.

The suspect, who spoke to newsmen in Hausa language, admitted that the fake currency was found on him.

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  1. samson umoru

    August 13, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    u na welldont work,u na thank so much

  2. marlvina

    August 13, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    They shld also destroy the machines and chemicals used in printing them.

  3. rasaq

    August 14, 2016 at 12:07 am

    Nawa for some Nigerians ooo, They should look for a legit way to make money, instead of disgracing themselves and tarnishing the image of their family.

  4. Frank teacher

    August 14, 2016 at 12:33 pm


  5. Abooks

    January 23, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    All for the money. God will help us all.

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