EFCC Arrests Two In Kaduna With Fake $81,700

Operatives of the Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), have arrested Abdullahi Yahaya and Ibrahim Haruna in the Kaduna metropolis on allegations of currency counterfeiting.

The commission stated that upon their apprehension, the operatives discovered $81,700 in counterfeit $100 denominations in the possession of the suspects.

The commission’s head of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, made this known in a statement released over the weekend.

During interrogation, Haruna claimed that the fake dollars were entrusted to him for safekeeping several months ago by a man identified as Babangida, who is currently at large.

Yahaya, on the other hand, admitted that he got to know of Haruna’s possession of counterfeit dollars through Kabiru, who is also at large.

Also the EFCC operatives also found a small quantity of a colourless substance suspected to be mercury, which is allegedly used in the production of fake currency.

The EFCC stated that the suspects would be charged to court once the investigations are concluded.

In separate development, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission received commendations from the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Kaduna State Branch, for its professionalism and dedication in combating corruption and economic crimes.

The commendation came during a courtesy visit by the NBA to the Kaduna Zonal Command of the EFCC.

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