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Police Apprehend Enugu Man In Possession Of Fake Naira Notes

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The Police Command in Enugu State has confirmed the arrest of an Enugu resident, one Mmaduabuchi Okonkwo, 24, suspected to have, and transacting in fake Naira notes.

A statement by the command’s spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe which was obtained by The Eastern Updates, said that operatives serving in Abakaliki Road Police Division, with the support of law-abiding citizens, arrested Okonkwo of Mkpologu, Emene, Enugu, at the Old IMT Bus Stop, Abakaliki Road, Enugu, on April 10.

According to him, the suspect’s arrest is sequel to his alleged possession, and transacting in, counterfeit naira notes.

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A total of ₦40,000 suspected counterfeit one thousand denominated naira notes were recovered from him. A preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect boarded a minibus from New Haven Junction to Old IMT Bus Stop, Enugu, and gave the driver one of the notes.

“The driver, however, scrutinised and observed that the currency was fake and quickly raised the alarm that led to the suspect’s arrest. Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to have paid ₦25,000 genuine naira notes to his cohort at large for the counterfeited naira notes worth ₦50,000,” he said.

Mr Ndukwe said that he further confessed to have spent ₦10,000 out of the fake notes and the remaining ₦40,000 recovered from him.

He said, “The suspect will be arraigned and prosecuted once investigations are concluded.”

In another report, NIPOST has lauded private courier and logistics companies operating in Enugu and the southeast for their substantial compliance with the service’s regulations within the state.

NIPOST had stipulated a deadline of February 2024 for illicit courier and logistics enterprises throughout the nation to register and conform to the service’s regulations, with enforcement consequences looming.

Addressing reporters at the 35th Enugu International Trade Fair, Akoma Friday, the Enugu state postal manager of NIPOST, revealed that the service had halted plans for enforcement due to the impressive compliance demonstrated by the companies.

The Eastern Updates

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