EFCC: Two Individuals Detained By The EFCC For Producing Fake Currency Amounting To $81,700.

EFCC Two Individuals Detained By The EFCC For Producing Fake Currency Amounting To $81,700.
EFCC Two Individuals Detained By The EFCC For Producing Fake Currency Amounting To $81,700.

The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has detained Abdullahi Yahaya and Ibrahim Haruna in Kaduna on suspicion of money counterfeiting.

They surprisingly found $81,700 in fake hundred-dollar bills with them.

Dele Oyewale, the spokesperson for the EFCC, reported on Thursday that Haruna revealed in questioning that he had been holding onto the phony dollars for a while, which were given to him by someone named Babangida, who has yet to be caught.

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In a press release on Thursday, Dele Oyewale, who is in charge of Media and Public Relations for the EFCC, stated that during questioning, Haruna revealed he had been keeping the fake dollars for several months. These were entrusted to him by one Babangida, who is currently evading capture.

“Yahaya disclosed his awareness of Haruna’s counterfeit dollars when Kabiru, who is currently evading capture, introduced him to Haruna to pick up the counterfeit currency for delivery to a buyer at a prearranged location.

“Additionally, at the time of apprehension, the suspects were found with a minute quantity of a colorless liquid believed to be mercury, a chemical supposedly used in the manufacturing of counterfeit dollars.

“The suspects are set to face legal proceedings once the investigation is complete,” the statement noted.

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