NSCDC Arrest Fake Dollars Syndicate With $15,400 Fake Notes
Fred Omotara, Lagos
Acting on credible intelligence, the NSCDC Commandant General’s Special Intelligence Squad (CG’s SIS) on Monday said it has smashed a notorious fake dollars syndicate that specialises in printing, sales and distribution of fake US Dollar notes.
According to a statement signed on Monday by the NSCDC National Spokesman, Olusola Odumosu, the syndicate have been operating for the past 10 years around Mararaba under bridge, by HEART PLAZA, Karu Local Government district of Nasarawa State before luck ran out of them.
The syndicate were said to have swindled and defrauded many individuals, millions of Naira under the guise of black market operators exchanging Nigerian Naira for fake US Dollars to their unsuspecting victims.
In a clandestine operation carried out by the CG’S SIS Squad, the suspects were smoked out of their hideout and subsequently arrested using the sum of N250,000 to disguise in exchange for US dollars.
Two members of the syndicate arrested were found in possession of a total of $15,400 fake US Dollars, they are Ya’u Muhammed ‘M’, 65 years old, from Bauchi State, Warji LGA and Lamido Usman ‘M’ age 29yrs, from Taraba state La’u LGA.
Other items recovered from the suspects includes, One First Bank ATM card, One screw driver and original $100 dollar note.
The suspects are currently undergoing preliminary investigation after which they would be handed over alongside the exhibits to NSCDC Nasarawa State Command under whose jurisdiction the arrest took place for further action.