EFCC arrests duo found with 81,700 counterfeit dollar notes

Two individuals, Abdullahi Yahaya and Ibrahim Haruna, were apprehended by operatives of the Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Kaduna metropolis on suspicion of currency counterfeiting.

Upon their arrest, a significant sum of $81,700, consisting entirely of fake $100 bills, was discovered in their possession, as revealed by the commission.

A statement released to the press in Kaduna over the weekend by Dele Oyewale, the commission’s head of Media and Publicity, mentioned that during questioning, Haruna stated that the fake dollars were entrusted to him several months earlier for safekeeping by an individual named Babangida, who is currently evading capture.

Yahaya, on the other hand, claimed that he became aware of Haruna’s possession of counterfeit dollars through Kabiru, another individual who remains at large, that introduced him to Haruna to facilitate the transfer of the fake money to a buyer waiting at an agreed-upon location.

In addition to the counterfeit currency, the commission also found a small amount of a colorless substance believed to be mercury, a chemical suspected to be used in the production of fake dollars.

According to the statement, once the investigations are completed, the suspects will face legal charges in court.

Meanwhile, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been praised for its commitment and professionalism in combating corruption, economic crimes, and financial fraud.

This commendation was received during a courtesy visit to the Kaduna Zonal Command of the EFCC by the Kaduna State Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA.

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