he Kano State command of the Nigeria Police has arrested five suspects for foreign and local currency counterfeiting in dollar, Riyadh, Cfa and Naira denominations.
The five suspects were arrested alongside 111 others for various offenses ranging from kidnapping, murder, robbery and theft.
The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Illyasu at a media briefing said the suspects arrested over the fake currency “were apprehended based on a tip off that they were to circulate some in the state and traffick some across the border.”
He said they are experts in duping unsuspecting members of the public.
One of the suspects upon interrogation accepted to committing the offence saying “the money in local and foreign currency amounts to N170 million Naira which was sourced from Lagos state.