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NSCDC arrests Three for printing fake notes in Zamfara

The suspects paraded on Wednesday at the NSCDC headquarters in Gusau Photo: Abdulrazak Kaura/Radio Nigeria

The Zamfara state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested three persons in possession of fake United States Dollar currency notes and fake newly redesigned N1000 notes worth about N2 million in the state.

The suspects were paraded on Wednesday at the NSCDC headquarters in Gusau, the state capital.

They are Kamalu Sani 28-year from Yar-yara area of Tsafe Local Government Area and Suleiman Yusuf 29-year old of Bakin Tasha of Tsafe Local Government Area were arrested in Gusau on the 3rd April 2023 while paying for transport fare to a tricycle (Keke Napep) operator with the fake N1000 note.

State Commandant Muhammad Muazu was represented by the command’s Public Relations Officer, SC Ikor Oche said the Keke Napep operator identified the fake note and raised an alarm which led to the arrest of the culprits.

“Kamalu Sani, who on his arrest was found in possession of the sum of 17,000 naira of fake currency, confessed that Muazu Abdulkarim is the one who supplies the fake currency and that each 1000 fake naira note is exchanged for 400 original notes. he noted.

“The operatives of the Corps traced the supplier of this fake currency to Kwartarkwarshi village where the prime suspect, Muazu Abdulkarim who is at large, directed his 18-year old son, Uzaifa Muazu, who has been in the illicit trade with the father to open a box that contains fake currencies both in naira and U.S Dollars for onward supplies to the suspects.

According to Sc Ikor Oche, the sum of Sixty Thousand Naira of fake currency and Two Thousand Six hundred fake U.S dollars were found in the box.

Uzaifa Muazu who is the son to the prime suspect Muazu Abdulkarim confessed that, Muazu Abdulkarim has been in this illicit act for more than three years and that he gets the fake monies from Kano in company of one Ado Gurugu.

Reporting by Abdulrazak Kaura; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare