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EFCC arrests 2 suspected currency counterfeiters in Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested two suspected currency counterfeiters, Johnson Olumoyegun and Tanko Abubakar, in Abuja.

The two men were arrested in Kubwa and Area 3 Axis of Abuja, with fake $270,000.

In addition, Olumoyegun impersonated an officer of the Commission, using a fake EFCC ID card with the name Solomon David. 

He also carried an ECOWAS Passport with the name, Isa Bello.Authorities within the agency say the two suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

Johnson Olumoyegun

Meanwhile, the Ibadan Zonal Command of the EFCC has secured the conviction and sentencing of six internet fraudsters to various jail terms.

They all pleaded guilty to their respective charges.

Consequently, prosecution counsels, Modupe Akinkoye, Abdulrasheed Suleiman, Mabas Mabur and Shamsuddeen Bashir reviewed the facts of the cases and prayed the courts to convict and sentence the defendants accordingly.

Tanko Abubakar

Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State, convicted and sentenced Adekunle to one year imprisonment while Justice Bayo Taiwo of the State High Court, Ibadan, Oyo State, convicted and sentenced Olawale and Aigbe to six months community service, while Michael bagged two months community service.

Justice Olusola Adetujoye of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan sentenced Babatunde to three months community service while Damilola was sentenced to six months imprisonment by Justice Uche Agomoh of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, Oyo State.

Writing by Fany Olumoye; Editing by Omotola Oguneye and Tony Okerafor